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Title: Negative differential resistance behavior in phosphorus-doped armchair graphene nanoribbon junctions

In this present work, we investigate the electronic transport properties of phosphorus-doped armchair graphene nanoribbon (AGNR) junctions by employing nonequilibrium Green's functions in combination with the density-function theory. Two phosphorus (P) atoms are considered to substitute the central carbon atom with the different width of AGNRs. The results indicate that the electronic transport behaviors are strongly dependent on the width of the P-doped graphene nanoribbons. The current-voltage characteristics of the doped AGNR junctions reveal an interesting negative differential resistance (NDR) and exhibit three distinct family (3 n, 3 n + 1, 3 n + 2) behaviors. These results display that P doping is a very good way to achieve NDR of the graphene nanoribbon devices.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  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. (China)
  3. Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278037
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; GRAPHENE; GREEN FUNCTION; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOSPHORUS; SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS