Publication
Title
Ag and Au atoms intercalated in bilayer heterostructures of transition metal dichalcogenides and graphene
Author
Abstract
The diffusive motion of metal nanoparticles Au and Ag on monolayer and between bilayer heterostructures of transition metal dichalcogenides and graphene are investigated in the framework of density functional theory. We found that the minimum energy barriers for diffusion and the possibility of cluster formation depend strongly on both the type of nanoparticle and the type of monolayers and bilayers. Moreover, the tendency to form clusters of Ag and Au can be tuned by creating various bilayers. Tunability of the diffusion characteristics of adatoms in van der Waals heterostructures holds promise for controllable growth of nanostructures. (C) 2014 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Language
English
Source (journal)
APL materials
Publication
2014
ISSN
2166-532X
Volume/pages
2:9(2014), 10 p.
Article Reference
092801
ISI
000342568000020
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.11.2014
Last edited 02.08.2017
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