Fluorinated monovacancies in graphene: Even-odd effect

Thaneshwor P. Kaloni, Yingchun Cheng, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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The electronic and structural properties of fluorinated monovacancies in graphene are studied using density functional theory. Our calculations show that an odd number of F atoms adsorbed on a monovacancy gives rise to a p-type metallic state with a local magnetic moment of 1μ B. In contrast, an even number of F atoms leads to a non-magnetic semiconducting state. We explain the behaviour in terms of local structure properties. © Copyright EPLA, 2012.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37003
JournalEPL (Europhysics Letters)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012

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