Skip to main content

Visualizing Topological Insulating Bi2Te3 Quintuple Layers on SiO2-Capped Si Substrates and Its Contrast Optimization

Buy Article:

$113.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Thin Bi2Te3 flakes, with as few as 3 quintuple layers, are optically visualized on the SiO2-capped Si substrates. Their optical contrasts vary with the illumination wavelength, flake thickness and capping layers. The maximum contrast appears at the optimized light with the 570 nm wavelength. The contrast turns reversed when the flake is reduced to less than 20 quintuple layers. A calculation based on the Fresnel law describes the above observation with the constructions of the layer number-wave length-contrast three-dimensional (3D) diagram and the cap thickness-wavelength-contrast 3D diagram, applicative in the current studies of topological insulating flakes.

Keywords: BISMUTH TELLURIDE; FEW-LAYER MATERIAL; GRAPHENE; OPTICAL CONTRAST; TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.4205

Publication date: 2011-08-01

More about this publication?
  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more