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Title: The electronic transport behavior of hybridized zigzag graphene and boron nitride nanoribbons

Abstract

In this present work, we have investigated the electronic transport properties of the hybridized structure constructed by the zigzag graphene and boron-nitride (BN) nanoribbons (Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p}, n + m + p = 16) through employing nonequilibrium Green's functions in combination with the density-functional theory. The results demonstrate that the electronic transport properties of the hybridized Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p} nanoribbons are strongly dependent on the width of boron-nitride or graphene nanoribbons. When the numbers of n and m are not equal, the negative differential resistance behavior is observed, which can be modulated by varying the width of BN nanoribbons. The conductance of the hybridized Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p} nanoribbons with odd numbers of zigzag carbon chains also increases by the width of BN nanoribbons.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074 (China)
  2. Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22271189
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BORON NITRIDES; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; GRAPHENE; GREEN FUNCTION; NANOSTRUCTURES

Citation Formats

Zhou, Yuhong, Wenhua College, Huzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, Zhang, Jianbing, Miao, Xiangshui, Zhang, Daoli, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, 1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, and Ye, Cong. The electronic transport behavior of hybridized zigzag graphene and boron nitride nanoribbons. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4869258.
Zhou, Yuhong, Wenhua College, Huzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, Zhang, Jianbing, Miao, Xiangshui, Zhang, Daoli, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, 1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, & Ye, Cong. The electronic transport behavior of hybridized zigzag graphene and boron nitride nanoribbons. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4869258.
Zhou, Yuhong, Wenhua College, Huzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, Zhang, Jianbing, Miao, Xiangshui, Zhang, Daoli, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, 1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074, and Ye, Cong. Fri . "The electronic transport behavior of hybridized zigzag graphene and boron nitride nanoribbons". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4869258.
@article{osti_22271189,
title = {The electronic transport behavior of hybridized zigzag graphene and boron nitride nanoribbons},
author = {Zhou, Yuhong and Wenhua College, Huzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074 and Zhang, Jianbing and Miao, Xiangshui and Zhang, Daoli and Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, 1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430074 and Ye, Cong},
abstractNote = {In this present work, we have investigated the electronic transport properties of the hybridized structure constructed by the zigzag graphene and boron-nitride (BN) nanoribbons (Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p}, n + m + p = 16) through employing nonequilibrium Green's functions in combination with the density-functional theory. The results demonstrate that the electronic transport properties of the hybridized Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p} nanoribbons are strongly dependent on the width of boron-nitride or graphene nanoribbons. When the numbers of n and m are not equal, the negative differential resistance behavior is observed, which can be modulated by varying the width of BN nanoribbons. The conductance of the hybridized Z-B{sub n}N{sub m}C{sub p} nanoribbons with odd numbers of zigzag carbon chains also increases by the width of BN nanoribbons.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4869258},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 11,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {3}
}