Electronic States at the Zigzag Edges of Graphene Terraces

Maha H. Alattas, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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Density functional theory is used to study the electronic states at the zigzag edges of graphene terraces, considering bare edges and H, F, Cl, NH2 terminations. In contrast to the H and F terminations, periodic structural reconstructions are observed for the Cl and NH2 terminations due to interaction between the terminating atoms/groups. It is shown that the Cl termination of the edges leads to p-doping of the terraces, whereas NH2 termination results in n-doping.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1900513
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


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