Impact of an antidote vacancy on the electronic and transport properties of germanene nanoribbons: A first principles study

Samipour, A., Dideban, D. and Heidari, H. (2020) Impact of an antidote vacancy on the electronic and transport properties of germanene nanoribbons: A first principles study. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 138, 109289. (doi:10.1016/j.jpcs.2019.109289)

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Abstract

In this article, we investigate the effect of various antidote defects on the electronic properties and current characteristics of an armchair Germanene nanoribbon (AGeNR) using density functional theory (DFT) and non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) method. The defected AGeNRs are introduced by setting antidote topologies in the pristine nanoribbons, resulting in antidote super-lattice of AGeNRs. It is found that new electronic properties appear due to the presence of defects. The obtained results indicate that bandgap of the defected AGeNRs can be increased or decreased in different cases. Moreover, the transport properties are analyzed based on the various defect locations in the AGeNR when the ribbon is utilized as the channel of a tunneling field effect transistor (TFET). Based on our results, it is found that the presence of antidote defects leads to reduction or increase in the current, drifting the Dirac point, and decreasing or increasing the minimum or off-state current.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was supported by University of Kashan under supervision of Dr. Daryoosh Dideban. Authors are thankful to the support received for this work from Micoelectronics Lab (meLab) at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heidari, Dr Hadi
Authors: Samipour, A., Dideban, D., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-3697
ISSN (Online):0022-3697
Published Online:30 November 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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