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Paper   IPM / Nano-Sciences / 15953
School of Nano Science
  Title:   Antimonene/bismuthene vertical Van-der Waals heterostructure: A computational study
1.  Shobair Mohammadi Mozvashi
2.  Sahar Izadi
3.  Meysam Bagheri Tagani
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Physica E
  Vol.:  118
  Year:  2020
  Pages:   113914
  Publisher(s):   Elsevier. B. V
  Supported by:  IPM
In this paper, the structural, electronic, mechanical and optical properties of antimonene/bismuthene Van-der Waals heterostructure (Sb/Bi HS) were calculated based on the first principle density functional theory. We explored different stacks of Sb/Bi HS to find the most and the least stable staking for this heterostructure. At the GGA level of theory, the most stable model is a semiconductor with an indirect band gap of 159 meV. However, when the spin-orbit (SO) interaction is considered, the VBM and CBM touch the Fermi level and the HS becomes a semimetal. Our results also show that the electronic properties of the HS are robust against the external electric field and biaxial strain. Young's modulus was calculated as 64.3 N/m which predicts this HS as a resistant material against being stretched or compressed. The calculated optical properties, similar to monolayer antimonene, are completely dependent on the polarization of incident light and differ when parallel or perpendicular polarization is considered. Moreover, the absorption coefficient for perpendicular polarization in the visible region is significantly increased in comparison with the monolayer antimonene. High structural stability, electronic and mechanical robustness against electric field and strain, along with polarization-dependent optical properties of this HS, promise for its applications in beam splitters and nano-scale mirrors.

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