We investigate graphene superlattices of nitrogen and boron substitutional defects. Using symmetry arguments and electronic structure calculations we show how such superlattices can be used to modify graphene band structure. Specifically, depending on the superlattice symmetry, the structures considered here can either preserve the Dirac cones (D6h superlattices) or open a band gap (D3h). Relevant band parameters (carrier effective masses, group velocities, and gaps, when present) are found to depend on the superlattice constant n as 1/np where p is in the range 1-2, depending on the case considered. Overall, the results presented here show how one can tune the graphene band structure to a great extent by modifying a few superlattice parameters.

Band Engineering in Graphene with Superlattices of Substitutional Defects / S. Casolo, R. Martinazzo, G.F. Tantardini. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C. - ISSN 1932-7447. - 115:8(2011 Mar 03), pp. 3250-3256. [10.1021/jp109741s]

Band Engineering in Graphene with Superlattices of Substitutional Defects

S. Casolo;R. Martinazzo;G.F. Tantardini
2011-03-03

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We investigate graphene superlattices of nitrogen and boron substitutional defects. Using symmetry arguments and electronic structure calculations we show how such superlattices can be used to modify graphene band structure. Specifically, depending on the superlattice symmetry, the structures considered here can either preserve the Dirac cones (D6h superlattices) or open a band gap (D3h). Relevant band parameters (carrier effective masses, group velocities, and gaps, when present) are found to depend on the superlattice constant n as 1/np where p is in the range 1-2, depending on the case considered. Overall, the results presented here show how one can tune the graphene band structure to a great extent by modifying a few superlattice parameters.
AB INITIO MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS ; DOPED GRAPHENE ; NANORIBBONS ; TRANSISTORS
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
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