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Title
Dirac nodal line in bilayer borophene : tight-binding model and low-energy effective Hamiltonian
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Abstract
Bilayer hexagonal borophene, which is bound together through pillars, is a novel topological semimetal. Using density functional theory, we investigate its electronic band structure and show that it is a Dirac material which exhibits a nodal line. A tight-binding model was constructed based on the Slater-Koster approach, which accurately models the electronic spectrum. We constructed an effective four-band model Hamiltonian to describe the spectrum near the nodal line. This Hamiltonian can be used as a new platform to study the new properties of nodal line semimetals. We found that the nodal line is created by edge states and is very robust against perturbations and impurities. Breaking symmetries can split the nodal line, but cannot open a gap.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review B / American Physical Society. - New York, N.Y, 2016, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y : American Physical Society , 2018
ISSN
2469-9969 [online]
2469-9950 [print]
Volume/pages
98 :11 (2018) , 8 p.
Article Reference
115413
ISI
000443916200007
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 08.10.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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