Ab initio direct dynamics of transition metal atom/dimers bombardments onto graphene: Evolution of magnetic alignment

Hieu T. Nguyen-Truong, Hung M. Le, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Duc Nguyen-Manh

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Abstract

In this theoretical study, we perform direct ab initio molecular dynamic simulations for the collisions of Cr/Fe atom/dimer with the graphene surface to study the evolution of magnetic moment. During the dynamic process, the change in magnetic behavior of those systems is monitored and explained in accordance with the spin-polarized electronic structure analysis. While the magnetic moment of Fe dimer is found to remain almost unchanged (total magnetization > 6 μB) on the graphene surface, we find that the Cr dimer-graphene system possesses either 0 (non-magnetic) or a ferromagnetic state of ∼10 μB. Those observations offer explanations to the switch of magnetic states during the collision dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-802
Number of pages12
JournalCarbon
Volume115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1

Keywords

  • Ab initio molecular dynamics
  • Graphene
  • Magnetism
  • Metal collision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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