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Title
Strain-induced topological phase transition in phosphorene and in phosphorene nanoribbons
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Abstract
Using the tight-binding (TB) approximation with inclusion of the spin-orbit interaction, we predict a topological phase transition in the electronic band structure of phosphorene in the presence of axial strains. We derive a low-energy TB Hamiltonian that includes the spin-orbit interaction for bulk phosphorene. Applying a compressive biaxial in-plane strain and perpendicular tensile strain in ranges where the structure is still stable leads to a topological phase transition. We also examine the influence of strain on zigzag phosphorene nanoribbons (zPNRs) and the formation of the corresponding protected edge states when the system is in the topological phase. For zPNRs up to a width of 100 nm the energy gap is at least three orders of magnitude larger than the thermal energy at room temperature.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Publication
2016
Volume/pages
94:8(2016), 8 p.
Article Reference
085417
ISI
000381600800004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 06.10.2016
Last edited 15.05.2017
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