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Title: Two-dimensional Janus semiconductor BiTeCl and BiTeBr monolayers: a first-principles study on their tunable electronic properties via an electric field and mechanical strain
Authors: Bafekry, A.
Karbasizadeh, S.
Stampfl, C.
Faraji, M.
Hoat, D. M.
Sarsari, I. Abdolhosseini
Ghergherehchi, M.
Keywords: [No Keywords]
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Royal Soc Chemistry
Abstract: Motivated by the recent successful synthesis of highly crystalline ultrathin BiTeCl and BiTeBr layered sheets [Debarati Hajra et al., ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 15626], herein for the first time, we carry out a comprehensive study on the structural and electronic properties of BiTeCl and BiTeBr Janus monolayers using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Different structural and electronic parameters including the lattice constant, bond lengths, layer thickness in the z-direction, different interatomic angles, work function, charge density difference, cohesive energy and Rashba coefficients are determined to acquire a deep understanding of these monolayers. The calculations show good stability of the studied single layers. BiTeCl and BiTeBr monolayers are semiconductors with electronic bandgaps of 0.83 and 0.80 eV, respectively. The results also show that the semiconductor-metal transformation can be induced by increasing the number of layers. In addition, the engineering of the electronic structure is also studied by applying an electric field, and mechanical uniaxial and biaxial strain. The results show a significant change of the bandgaps and that an indirect-direct band-gap transition can be induced. This study highlights the positive prospect for the application of BiTeCl and BiTeBr layered sheets in novel electronic and energy conversion systems.
ISSN: 1463-9076
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