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Understanding the non-covalent interaction mediated modulations on the electronic structure of quasi-zero-dimensional graphene nanoflakes

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Abstract

In recent years, magnetic or electric field induced modulations on the electronic environment of single molecular systems are common practice. In this particular study, we have instigated the possibility of controlling the electronic and spin-dependent properties of hydrogen-terminated graphene fragments, so-called graphene nanoflakes (GNF), using weak non-covalent interactions as the external stimuli. The topological frustration in the graphene fragment appreciated the compelling electronic behavior of the system. This leads to some unorthodox spin-distribution in the system and it is possible to synchronize this electronic perturbation switching through a non-covalent interaction. These findings institute a new avenue for sculpting such donor–acceptor composites as self-regulated spintronic devices in next generation electronics.

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2018, accepted on 10 Jun 2018 and first published on 11 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP02027B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 18718-18728
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    Understanding the non-covalent interaction mediated modulations on the electronic structure of quasi-zero-dimensional graphene nanoflakes

    A. Sarmah and P. Hobza, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 18718
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP02027B

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