Controlling the Spin Texture of Topological Insulators by Rational Design of Organic Molecules. Jakobs, S., Narayan, A., Stadtmüller, B., Droghetti, A., Rungger, I., Hor, Y. S., Klyatskaya, S., Jungkenn, D., Stöckl, J., Laux, M., Monti, O. L. A., Aeschlimann, M., Cava, R. J., Ruben, M., Mathias, S., Sanvito, S., & Cinchetti, M. Nano Lett., 15:6022–6029, August, 2015.
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We present a rational design approach to customize the spin texture of surface states of a topological insulator. This approach relies on the extreme multifunctionality of organic molecules that are used to functionalize the surface of the prototypical topological insulator (TI) Bi2Se3. For the rational design we use theoretical calculations to guide the choice and chemical synthesis of appropriate molecules that customize the spin texture of Bi2Se3. The theoretical predictions are then verified in angular-resolved photoemission experiments. We show that, by tuning the strength of molecule?TI interaction, the surface of the TI can be passivated, the Dirac point can energetically be shifted at will, and Rashba-split quantum-well interface states can be created. These tailored interface properties?passivation, spin-texture tuning, and creation of hybrid interface states?lay a solid foundation for interface-assisted molecular spintronics in spin-textured materials.
@article{jakobs_controlling_2015,
	title = {Controlling the {Spin} {Texture} of {Topological} {Insulators} by {Rational} {Design} of {Organic} {Molecules}},
	volume = {15},
	issn = {1530-6984},
	url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02213},
	doi = {10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02213},
	abstract = {We present a rational design approach to customize the spin texture of surface states of a topological insulator. This approach relies on the extreme multifunctionality of organic molecules that are used to functionalize the surface of the prototypical topological insulator (TI) Bi2Se3. For the rational design we use theoretical calculations to guide the choice and chemical synthesis of appropriate molecules that customize the spin texture of Bi2Se3. The theoretical predictions are then verified in angular-resolved photoemission experiments. We show that, by tuning the strength of molecule?TI interaction, the surface of the TI can be passivated, the Dirac point can energetically be shifted at will, and Rashba-split quantum-well interface states can be created. These tailored interface properties?passivation, spin-texture tuning, and creation of hybrid interface states?lay a solid foundation for interface-assisted molecular spintronics in spin-textured materials.},
	urldate = {2015-09-04},
	journal = {Nano Lett.},
	author = {Jakobs, Sebastian and Narayan, Awadhesh and Stadtmüller, Benjamin and Droghetti, Andrea and Rungger, Ivan and Hor, Yew S. and Klyatskaya, Svetlana and Jungkenn, Dominik and Stöckl, Johannes and Laux, Martin and Monti, Oliver L. A. and Aeschlimann, Martin and Cava, Robert J. and Ruben, Mario and Mathias, Stefan and Sanvito, Stefano and Cinchetti, Mirko},
	month = aug,
	year = {2015},
	pages = {6022--6029}
}

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