Negative differential resistance, perfect spin-filtering effect and tunnel magnetoresistance in vanadium-doped zigzag blue phosphorus nanoribbons

Si Cong Zhu, Shun Jin Peng, Kai Ming Wu, Cho Tung Yip, Kai Lun Yao, Chi Hang Lam

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We investigate the electronic and transport properties of vanadium-doped zigzag blue phosphorus nanoribbons by first-principles quantum transport calculations. We study the spin-dependent transport properties and obtain current-voltage curves showing obvious spin polarization and negative differential behaviors. These interesting transport behaviors can be explained by the band structure of the vanadium-doped zigzag blue phosphorus nanoribbons. The tunnel magnetoresistance and spin-filtering effects under different magnetic configurations originate predominately from the symmetry matching between the band structures of the electrodes. According to our results, vanadium-doped zigzag blue phosphorus nanoribbons can be used as a perfect spin filter with a large tunnel magnetoresistance. This also indicates that blue phosphorus nanoribbons are a promising candidate for their future application in spintronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21105-21112
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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