Regular Article - Solid State and Materials
Interplay of electric field and disorder in Dirac liquid silicene
Institute of Physics, Federal University of Mato Grosso, 78060-900, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
2 Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, 01069, Dresden, Germany
3 School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, CF10 3AT, Cardiff, UK
Accepted: 15 January 2021
Published online: 8 February 2021
Layered materials with buckled structure offer a promising route to explore distinct phases of quantum matter. Using GGA + DMFT we reveal the complex interplay between perpendicular electric field and site-diagonal disorder in the Dirac liquid electronic state of silicene. The electronic structure we derive is promising in the sense that it leads to results that might explain why out-of-plane electric field plus moderate disorder can generate marginal Dirac valleys consistent with scanning tunneling spectroscopy of silicene on Ag substrates.
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