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Title: Contact-induced spin polarization in BNNT(CNT)/TM (TM=Co, Ni) nanocomposites

The interaction between carbon and BN nanotubes (NT) and transition metal Co and Ni supports was studied using electronic structure calculations. Several configurations of interfaces were considered, and the most stable ones were used for electronic structure analysis. All NT/Co interfaces were found to be more energetically favorable than NT/Ni, and conductive carbon nanotubes demonstrate slightly stronger bonding than semiconducting ones. The presence of contact-induced spin polarization was established for all nanocomposites. It was found that the contact-induced polarization of BNNT leads to the appearance of local conductivity in the vicinity of the interface while the rest of the nanotube lattice remains to be insulating.
Authors:
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  1. Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk 660041 (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata Shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314355
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CARBON NANOTUBES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; INTERACTIONS; INTERFACES; POLARIZATION; SPIN ORIENTATION; TRANSITION ELEMENTS