Rahman, G, García-Suárez, VM and Abreu Da Silva Morbec, JM (2013) Intrinsic magnetism in nanosheets of SnO2: A first-principles study. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 328. 104 -108. ISSN 0304-8853

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We propose intrinsic magnetism in nanosheets of SnO2, based on first-principles calculations. The electronic structure and spin density reveal that p orbitals of the oxygen atoms, surrounding Sn vacancies, have a non-itinerant nature which gives birth to localized magnetism. A giant decrease in defect formation energies of Sn vacancies in nanosheets is observed. We, therefore, believe that native defects can be stabilized without any chemical doping. Nanosheets of different thicknesses are also studied, and it is found that it is easier to create vacancies, which are magnetic, at the surface of the sheets. SnO2 nanosheets can, therefore, open new opportunities in the field of spintronics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 08:24
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 11:01
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7080

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