Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Bare Armchair BC2N Nanoribbons

Research paper by Hong Li, Xiang Xiao, Jun Tie, Jing Lu

Indexed on: 04 Nov '16Published on: 03 Nov '16Published in: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


We present the electronic and magnetic properties of bare armchair BC2N nanoribbons (ABC2NNRs) in the view of density functional calculations. We consider three types of edge terminations with a width of 0.75 ~ 2.10 nm. All the investigated ribbons exhibit magnetic ground states with the magnetic moments mainly located on the edge C atoms. Room temperature accessible magnetic stabilities are obtained for ABC2NNRs with NC-NC and NC-BC edge alignments. We find the ABC2NNRs have various electronic structures, where half-metal, metal, and semiconductor are all acquired depend on the edge alignment and magnetic coupling state. The results show the ABC2NNRs can be a promising candidate material in nanoelectronics and nanospintronics.

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