Transport properties of a single layer armchair h-BNC heterostructure

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Original languageEnglish
Article number64319
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Physics
Volume110
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2011

Abstract

Based on first-principles approach, the transport properties of single layer armchair h-BNC heterostructures are investigated. The results show that NDR behaviors, whose peak-to-valley ratio reaches ten, and rectifying performance with rectification ratio of up to 21, can be observed while the graphene nanoribbon and BN nanoribbon are contacted with the interface C-B, with a certain element proportion. The analysis on microscopic nature reveals that the electrostatic potential, electronic transmission strength and distributions of molecular states can be tuned by contact atoms and element proportions. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.