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Diamondization of chemically functionalized graphene and graphene–BN bilayers

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In this article, based on first-principles calculations, we systematically study functionalization induced diamondization of graphene bilayer and graphene–BN hybrid bilayer. With single-side functionalization, the diamondized structures are magnetic semiconductors. Interestingly, if both sides of the bilayer are functionalized, diamondization becomes spontaneous without a barrier. On the other hand, when the bottom layer of the bilayer graphene is replaced by a single hexagonal BN layer, the diamondized structure becomes a nonmagnetic metal. The tunable electronic and magnetic properties pave new avenues to construct graphene-based electronics and spintronics devices.

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The article was received on 29 Feb 2012, accepted on 16 Apr 2012 and first published on 16 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40635G
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 8179-8184

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    Diamondization of chemically functionalized graphene and graphene–BN bilayers

    L. Yuan, Z. Li, J. Yang and J. G. Hou, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 8179
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40635G

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