Magnetoresistance of Mn-decorated topological line defects in graphene

Citation data:

Physical Review B, ISSN: 1098-0121, Vol: 91, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/346733
DOI:
10.1103/physrevb.91.014413
Author(s):
Obodo, Tobechukwu Joshua; Kahaly, M. Upadhyay; Schwingenschlögl, Udo
Publisher(s):
American Physical Society (APS); American Physical Society
Tags:
Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy
article description
We study the spin polarized transport through Mn-decorated 8-5-5-8 topological line defects in graphene using the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism. Strong preferential bonding overcomes the high mobility of transition metal atoms on graphene and results in stable structures. Despite a large distance between the magnetic centers, we find a high magnetoresistance and attribute this unexpected property to very strong induced π magnetism, in particular for full coverage of all octagonal hollow sites by Mn atoms. In contrast to the magnetoresistance of graphene nanoribbon edges, the proposed system is well controlled and therefore suitable for applications.