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Arsenene nanoribbon edge-resolved strong magnetism

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We proposed a mechanism to induce strong magnetism of up to 10.92 emu g−1 in hexagonal-phase arsenene nanoribbon (AsNR) from the perspective of edge quantum entrapment. Consistency between bond-order–length–strength correlation (BOLS) theory and density functional theory (DFT) calculations verified that: (i) the edge bond contraction of 9.54% deepened the edge potential well of AsNR, (ii) a net charge of 0.06 e transferred from the inner region to the edge; and (iii) the edge quantum well polarized the unpaired electron and the net spin (antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic depending on the width) is localized at the zigzag edge. The finding sheds a light on applications of AsNR in magnetic storage devices.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2018, accepted on 10 Sep 2018 and first published on 10 Sep 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04891F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 25716-25721

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    Arsenene nanoribbon edge-resolved strong magnetism

    S. Wang, X. Zhang, Y. Huang and C. Q. Sun, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 25716
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04891F

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