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Title: Aperiodically ordered nano-graphene on the quasicrystalline substrate

Abstract

Designing exotic structures in low dimensions is key in today's quest to tailor novel quantum states in materials with unique symmetries. Particularly intriguing materials in this regard are low dimensional aperiodic structures with non-conventional symmetries that are otherwise forbidden in translation symmetric crystals. In our work, we focus on the link between the structural and electronic properties of aperiodically ordered aromatic molecules on a quasicrystalline surface, which has largely been neglected so far. As an exemplary case, we investigate the self-assembly and the interfacial electronic properties of the nano-graphene-like molecule coronene on the bulk truncated icosahedral (i) Al–Pd–Mn quasicrystalline surface using multiple surface sensitive techniques. We find an aperiodically ordered coronene monolayer (ML) film on the i-Al–Pd–Mn surface that is characterized by the same local motifs of the P1 Penrose tiling model as the bare i-Al–Pd–Mn surface. The electronic valence band structure of the coronene/i-Al–Pd–Mn system is characterized by the pseudogap of thebare i-Al–Pd–Mn, which persists the adsorption of coronene confirming the quasiperiodic nature of the interface. In addition, we find a newly formed interface state of partial molecular character that suggests an at least partial chemical interaction between the molecule and the quasicrystalline surface. We propose that this partialmore » chemical molecule–surface interaction is responsible for imprinting the quasicrystalline order of the surface onto the molecular film.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Dept. of Physics and Research Center OPTIMAS
  2. Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Dept. of Physics, Research Center OPTIMAS, and Dept. of Chemistry
  3. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States). Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering
  4. UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore (India)
  5. Georg-August-Univ., Göttingen (Germany). I. Physikalisches Inst.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; German Research Foundation (DFG)
OSTI Identifier:
1661583
Report Number(s):
IS-J-10,296
Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358; TRR-173-268565370
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Maniraj, M., Lyu, L., Mousavion, S., Becker, S., Emmerich, S., Jungkenn, D., Schlagel, D. L., Lograsso, T. A., Barman, S. R., Mathias, S., Stadtmüller, B., and Aeschlimann, M. Aperiodically ordered nano-graphene on the quasicrystalline substrate. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/abb342.
Maniraj, M., Lyu, L., Mousavion, S., Becker, S., Emmerich, S., Jungkenn, D., Schlagel, D. L., Lograsso, T. A., Barman, S. R., Mathias, S., Stadtmüller, B., & Aeschlimann, M. Aperiodically ordered nano-graphene on the quasicrystalline substrate. United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/abb342.
Maniraj, M., Lyu, L., Mousavion, S., Becker, S., Emmerich, S., Jungkenn, D., Schlagel, D. L., Lograsso, T. A., Barman, S. R., Mathias, S., Stadtmüller, B., and Aeschlimann, M. Fri . "Aperiodically ordered nano-graphene on the quasicrystalline substrate". United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/abb342. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1661583.
@article{osti_1661583,
title = {Aperiodically ordered nano-graphene on the quasicrystalline substrate},
author = {Maniraj, M. and Lyu, L. and Mousavion, S. and Becker, S. and Emmerich, S. and Jungkenn, D. and Schlagel, D. L. and Lograsso, T. A. and Barman, S. R. and Mathias, S. and Stadtmüller, B. and Aeschlimann, M.},
abstractNote = {Designing exotic structures in low dimensions is key in today's quest to tailor novel quantum states in materials with unique symmetries. Particularly intriguing materials in this regard are low dimensional aperiodic structures with non-conventional symmetries that are otherwise forbidden in translation symmetric crystals. In our work, we focus on the link between the structural and electronic properties of aperiodically ordered aromatic molecules on a quasicrystalline surface, which has largely been neglected so far. As an exemplary case, we investigate the self-assembly and the interfacial electronic properties of the nano-graphene-like molecule coronene on the bulk truncated icosahedral (i) Al–Pd–Mn quasicrystalline surface using multiple surface sensitive techniques. We find an aperiodically ordered coronene monolayer (ML) film on the i-Al–Pd–Mn surface that is characterized by the same local motifs of the P1 Penrose tiling model as the bare i-Al–Pd–Mn surface. The electronic valence band structure of the coronene/i-Al–Pd–Mn system is characterized by the pseudogap of thebare i-Al–Pd–Mn, which persists the adsorption of coronene confirming the quasiperiodic nature of the interface. In addition, we find a newly formed interface state of partial molecular character that suggests an at least partial chemical interaction between the molecule and the quasicrystalline surface. We propose that this partial chemical molecule–surface interaction is responsible for imprinting the quasicrystalline order of the surface onto the molecular film.},
doi = {10.1088/1367-2630/abb342},
journal = {New Journal of Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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