Electronic and magnetic properties of graphane nanoribbons

  • Sahin H
  • Ataca C
  • Ciraci S
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Abstract

In this study, we investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of graphane nanoribbons. We find that zigzag and armchair graphane nanoribbons with H-passivated edges are nonmagnetic semiconductors. While bare armchair ribbons are also nonmagnetic, adjacent dangling bonds of bare zigzag ribbons have antiferromagnetic ordering at the same edge. Band gaps of the H-passivated zigzag and armchair nanoribbons exponentially depend on their width. Detailed analysis of adsorption of C, O, Si, Pt, Ti, V and Fe atoms on the graphane ribbon surface reveal that functionalization of graphane ribbons is possible via these adatoms. It is found that C, O, V and Pt atoms have tendency to replace H atoms of graphane. We showed that significant spin polarizations in graphane can be achieved through creation of domains of H-vacancies and CH-divacancies.

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Authors

  • Hasan Sahin

  • Can Ataca

  • Salim Ciraci

  • H. Şahin

  • Can Ataca

  • Salim Ciraci

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