Reversible Fermi Level Tuning of a Sb2Te3 Topological Insulator by Structural Deformation

Sang Han Park, Jimin Chae, Kwang Sik Jeong, Tae Hyeon Kim, Hyejin Choi, Mann Ho Cho, Inwoong Hwang, Myung Ho Bae, Chul Kang

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For three-dimensional (3D) topological insulators that have a layered structure, strain was used to control critical physical properties. Here, we show that tensile strain decreases bulk carrier density while accentuating transport of topological surface state using temperature-dependent resistance and magneto-resistance measurements, terahertz-time domain spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations. The induced strain was confirmed by transmittance X-ray scattering measurements. The results show the possibility of reversible topological surface state device control using structural deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3820-3826
Number of pages7
JournalNano letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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