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Electron Transport in Zigzag Silicon and Silicon Mono-Oxide Nanoribbons: Ab initio study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Computational Nanoionics Research Lab, Department of Applied Physics, FET-SSGI, Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus, Junwani, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India, 490020
  • 2Department of Applied Physics, Uday Prasad Uday Government Polytechnic-Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

Res. J. Physical Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 1-7, June,4 (2016)


Graphene and single layer silicon (silicene) are supposed to have excellent electronic properties. A theoretical study on zigzag silicon and silicon mono-oxide nanoribbons has been performed in honeycomb structures within the framework of density functional theory (DFT). There exist theoretical studies on mono-layer buckled silicon but not on silicon mono-oxide. In this paper we have tried to present a comparative study of the structural, electronic and transport properties of zigzag silicene nanoribbon and zigzag silicon mono-oxide nanoribbon. A first principle approach has been made for the structural optimization of silicene and silicon mono-oxide nanoribbon followed by electronic properties study viz. density of states, charge densities and finally transports properties like transmission energy and I-V characteristics prominently.


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