Enhanced piezoelectricity of monolayer phosphorene oxides: A theoretical study

Huabing Yin, Guangping Zheng, Jingwei Gao, Yuanxu Wang, Yuchen Ma

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Two-dimensional (2D) piezoelectric materials have potential applications in miniaturized sensors and energy conversion devices. In this work, using first-principles simulations at different scales, we systematically study the electronic structures and piezoelectricity of a series of 2D monolayer phosphorene oxides (POs). Our calculations show that the monolayer POs have tunable band gaps along with remarkable piezoelectric properties. The calculated piezoelectric coefficient d11of 54 pm V-1in POs is much larger than those of 2D transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and the widely used bulk α-quartz and AlN, and almost reaches the level of the piezoelectric effect in recently discovered 2D GeS. Furthermore, two other considerable piezoelectric coefficients, i.e., d31and d26with values of -10 pm V-1and 21 pm V-1, respectively, are predicted in some monolayer POs. We also examine the correlation between the piezoelectric coefficients and energy stability. The enhancement of piezoelectricity for monolayer phosphorene by oxidation will broaden the applications of phosphorene and phosphorene derivatives in nano-sized electronic and piezotronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27508-27515
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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