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Issue 14, 2017
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Electronic structure and magnetic properties of penta-graphene nanoribbons

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2D penta-graphene sheets were cut along typical crystallographic orientations in order to construct various penta-graphene nanoribbon (P-GNR) models, and their electronic structures and magnetic properties were systemically investigated. It was demonstrated that P-GNRs are very versatile with rich and unique electronic and magnetic properties. In particular, bipolar magnetic semiconducting features can be achieved in the ferromagnetic state for all magnetic P-GNRs, which makes P-GNRs valuable for developing next-generation information storage devices. More interestingly, studies on the electric–magnetic coupling revealed that an applied transverse electric field can transform a P-GNR from a magnetic semiconductor to a half-metal with a wide band gap of 0.88 eV, which can achieve complete spin filtering even at room temperature. Important advantages of magnetism over graphene nanoribbons are thus expected.

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The article was received on 03 Jan 2017, accepted on 13 Mar 2017 and first published on 13 Mar 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP00029D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 9528-9536

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    Electronic structure and magnetic properties of penta-graphene nanoribbons

    P. F. Yuan, Z. H. Zhang, Z. Q. Fan and M. Qiu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 9528
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP00029D

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