On the other hand, in the case of Sil/MoS2 superlattice, the sili

On the other hand, in the case of Sil/MoS2 superlattice, the silicene layers in the superlattice are expanded by 2.26% (from 3.847 to 3.934 Å), while the MoS2 layers in the supercell are reduced by 1.29% (from 3.188 to 3.147 Å) (see Table 1). Figure 1 Side and top views

of the two arrangements of germanene/silicene on MoS 2 . (a, c) Top site configuration; (b, d) hollow site configuration. Ge/Si, Mo, and S atoms are represented by blue, purple, and yellow balls, respectively. The unit cells are shown by dashed lines. Table 1 Binding energies, geometries, supercell lattice constants, averaged bond lengths, sheet thicknesses, and buckling of Idasanutlin cost superlattices System E b(per Ge/Si) E b(per MoS2) a = b c d Mo-S d Ge-Ge/d Si-Si h S-S Δ Ge Δ Si   (eV) (eV) (Å) (Å) (Å) (Å) (Å) (Å) (Å) Ger/MoS2 0.277 0.354 15.976 9.778 BAY 63-2521 mouse 2.410 to 2.430 2.420 to 2.440 3.129 0.782   Sil/MoS2 0.195 0.250 15.736 9.926 2.400 to 2.410 2.320

to 2.330 3.176   0.496 Germanene   16.052     2.422   0.706   Silicene   15.388     2.270     0.468 MoS2 monolayer   15.940   2.413   3.118     Theoretical geometries of the isolated germanene, silicene, and MoS2 monolayer are also listed. E b, binding energies (per Ge/Si atom and per MoS2); a, b, and c, supercell lattice constants; d Mo-S, d Ge-Ge, and d Si-Si, averaged Mo-S and Ge-Ge/Si-Si bond lengths; h S-S, sheet thicknesses of MoS2; Δ Ge and Δ Si, amplitude selleck inhibitor of buckling of the germanene and silicene in the superlattices. The averaged Mo-S bond lengths of the superlattices are calculated to be all around 2.400 Å (see Table 1). The averaged Ge-Ge/Si-Si bond lengths (d Ge-Ge/d Si-Si) in the relaxed superlattices are all around 2.400/2.300 Å, which are close to those in the free-standing germanene/silicene sheets (2.422/2.270 Å). Although the atomic bond lengths in the stacking planes are almost the same for Ger/MoS2 and Sil/MoS2 superlattices, the interlayer distances (d) exhibit relatively larger deviations (but still close to each other; see Table 1).

A shorter interlayer distance d is found in the Ger/MoS2 system, indicating that the Ge-MoS2 interaction is stronger than the Si-MoS2 interaction in the Sil/MoS2 system. The Ge-S Acesulfame Potassium and Si-S atomic distances in the Ger/MoS2 and Sil/MoS2 superlattices are 2.934 and 3.176 Å, respectively, where both values are shorter than 3.360 Å in the graphene/MoS2 superlattice [6]. Such decreases of interlayer distances indicate the enhancement of interlayer interactions in the Ger/MoS2 and Sil/MoS2 superlattices as compared to the graphene/MoS2 one. This can also explain why the amplitude of buckling (Δ) in the germanene/silicene layers of the superlattices become larger as compared to the free-standing germanene/silicene, i.e., Δ going from 0.706 to 0.782 Å in the germanene layers and from 0.468 to 0.496 Å in the silicene layers.

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