Tunable electronic behavior in 3d transition metal doped 2H-WSe2

Shuai Liu, Songlei Huang, Hongping Li, Quan Zhang, Changsheng Li, Xiaojuan Liu, Jian Meng, Yi Tian

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    Structural and electronic properties of 3d transition metal Sc, Ti, Cr and Mn incorporated 2H-WSe2 have been systematically investigated by first-principles calculations based on density functional theory. The calculated formation energies reveal that all the doped systems are thermodynamically more favorable under Se-rich condition than W-rich condition. The geometry structures almost hold that of the pristine 2H-WSe2 albeit with slight lattice distortion. More importantly, the electronic properties have been significantly tuned by the dopants, i.e., metal and semimetal behavior has been found in Sc, Ti and Mn-doped 2H-WSe2, respectively, semiconducting nature with narrowed band gap is expected in Cr-doped case, just as that of the pristine 2H-WSe2. In particular, magnetic character is realized by incorporation of Mn impurity with a total magnetic moment of 0.96 μB. Our results suggest chemical doping is an effective way to precisely tailor the electronic structure of layered transition metal dichalcogenide 2H-WSe2 for target technological applications.

    ジャーナルPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
    出版ステータスPublished - 2017 3月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
    • 原子分子物理学および光学
    • 凝縮系物理学


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