Confined Ge-Pt states in self-organized Pt nanowire arrays on Ge(001)

U. Schwingenschlögl*, C. Schuster

*Corresponding author for this work

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By means of band structure calculations within the density functional theory and the generalized gradient approximation, we investigate the electronic structure of self-organized Pt nanowires on the Ge(001) surface. In particular, we deal with a novel one-dimensional surface state confined in the nanowire array and clarify its origin. Due to large Pt contributions, the novel state is rather a mixed Ge-Pt hybrid state than a confined Ge surface state. Moreover, we compare our results to data from scanning tunneling microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • 73.20.-r electron states at surfaces and interfaces
  • 73.20.At surface states, band structure, electron density of states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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