The urgent quest to introduce the Xenes, a new family of graphene-like materials, into everyday technological devices furthers demands for a specific understanding of their reactivity to different environments. Herein, the role of oxygen on blue phosphorene fragments alloyed with the Au(111) substrate, the so-called BlueP–Au alloy, is investigated both on a microscopic scale and at the interface with Al2O3, commonly used to protect Xenes in ambient conditions. Although molecular oxygen does not affect the BlueP–Au alloy or intercalate below it, the role of oxygen is fundamental to relieve the charging effects at the very interface between Al2O3 and the BlueP–Au alloy when exposed to air. These findings highlight the importance of combining different tools, including microscopy and spectroscopy, to ascertain the stability of 2D materials in device-ready configurations.

Faraone, G., Martella, C., Bonera, E., Molle, A., & Grazianetti, C. (2021). How Oxygen Absorption Affects the Al2O3-Encapsulated Blue Phosphorene–Au Alloy. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 15(8) [10.1002/pssr.202100217].

How Oxygen Absorption Affects the Al2O3-Encapsulated Blue Phosphorene–Au Alloy

Faraone G.;Bonera E.;
2021

Abstract

The urgent quest to introduce the Xenes, a new family of graphene-like materials, into everyday technological devices furthers demands for a specific understanding of their reactivity to different environments. Herein, the role of oxygen on blue phosphorene fragments alloyed with the Au(111) substrate, the so-called BlueP–Au alloy, is investigated both on a microscopic scale and at the interface with Al2O3, commonly used to protect Xenes in ambient conditions. Although molecular oxygen does not affect the BlueP–Au alloy or intercalate below it, the role of oxygen is fundamental to relieve the charging effects at the very interface between Al2O3 and the BlueP–Au alloy when exposed to air. These findings highlight the importance of combining different tools, including microscopy and spectroscopy, to ascertain the stability of 2D materials in device-ready configurations.
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BlueP–Au alloy; capping layers; molecular beam epitaxy; phosphorene; Xenes;
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Faraone, G., Martella, C., Bonera, E., Molle, A., & Grazianetti, C. (2021). How Oxygen Absorption Affects the Al2O3-Encapsulated Blue Phosphorene–Au Alloy. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 15(8) [10.1002/pssr.202100217].
Faraone, G; Martella, C; Bonera, E; Molle, A; Grazianetti, C
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