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Title
Tunable skewed edges in puckered structures
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Abstract
We propose a type of edges arising due to the anisotropy inherent in the puckered structure of a honeycomb system such as in phosphorene. Skewed-zigzag and skewed-armchair nanoribbons are semiconducting and metallic, respectively, in contrast to their normal edge counterparts. Their band structures are tunable, and a metal-insulator transition is induced by an electric field. We predict a field-effect transistor based on the edge states in skewed-armchair nanoribbons, where the edge state is gapped by applying arbitrary small electric field E-z. A topological argument is presented, revealing the condition for the emergence of such edge states.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Publication
2016
Volume/pages
93:24(2016), 7 p.
Article Reference
245413
ISI
000377802700010
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 29.07.2016
Last edited 19.05.2017
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