Electron spectroscopic studies of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride physisorbed on metal surfaces

A. Nagashima, N. Tejima, Y. Gamou, T. Kawai, M. Terai, M. Wakabayashi, C. Oshima

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Abstract

The electronic properties of single-crystalline films of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) formed on Ni(111), Pd(111), and Pt(111) are reviewed. From the comparison of the present data with those for the rare-gas solids on metal surfaces, the interaction between the BN film and the metal substrate has been assigned to be physisorption. The valence- and conduction-band structures of the monolayer h-BN are almost independent of the substrate. The energy bands and core-levels in the BN film align with respect to the vacuum level, not to the Fermi level. In accord with these ground-state properties of the BN/metal system, the observed excitation energies for interband transitions change from one substrate to the other depending on the work function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3517-3537
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Volume10
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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    Nagashima, A., Tejima, N., Gamou, Y., Kawai, T., Terai, M., Wakabayashi, M., & Oshima, C. (1996). Electron spectroscopic studies of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride physisorbed on metal surfaces. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 10(26), 3517-3537.