It is shown for the first time that Co subnanometer coatings deposited by molecular-beam epitaxy on the (0001) surface of the topological insulator BiSbTeSe2 at a temperature of 330°C open an energy gap in the spectrum of topological surface states in the region of the Dirac point with a shift of the Dirac-point position caused by the preliminary deposition of an adsorbate at room temperature. The gap width is 21 ± 6 meV. Temperature-dependent measurements in the range of 15–150 K show no changes in the energy-gap width.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics