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Spontaneous spin polarization of methanol molecule adsorbed on B- or N-doped graphene: first-principles calculations

  • Xiuwen Zhao
  • Bin Qiu
  • Weiwei Yue
  • Guichao Hu
  • Junfeng RenEmail author
  • Xiaobo Yuan
Regular Article
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Abstract

Methanol molecule could be spontaneously spin polarized when it is adsorbed on graphene surface with B or N atoms even there is no magnetic elements in the whole systems. The p-orbital couplings between the methanol molecule and the graphene generate new spin coupling states, and the transferred charge from the graphene to the molecule will fill these spin nondegenerate states, which leads to obvious spontaneous spin polarization of the methanol molecule. Spin polarization of the methanol molecule will be the biggest when it is adsorbed on the top site of the graphene surface with N acting as anchor.

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Solid State and Materials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiuwen Zhao
    • 1
  • Bin Qiu
    • 1
  • Weiwei Yue
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guichao Hu
    • 1
  • Junfeng Ren
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xiaobo Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal UniversityJinanP.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Materials and Clean Energy, Shandong Normal UniversityJinanP.R. China

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