Materials design of half-metallic graphene and graphene nanoribbons

Menghao Wu, Xiaojun Wu, Yi Gao, X. C. Zeng

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Through patterned chemical modification, we show that both graphene sheets and zigzag-edged graphene nanoribbons (ZGNRs) can be converted to half-metals as long as the unmodified carbon strip (or width of ZGNRs) is sufficiently wide. Periodically functionalized graphene can mimic electronic behavior of edge-modified ZGNRs as the edge-modified zigzag carbon chains effectively divide a graphene sheet into a series of identical ZGNRs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number223111
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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