Investigation on the effect of tensile and compressive strain on the electronic structure of silicene using the density functional theory

  • Dean Von Johari Casilana Narag National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Cristine DLR. Villagonzalo National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

We investigate the effect of tensile and compressive strain on the electronic structure of silicene using the density functional theory as implemented in the Quantum Espresso software. It was found that a tensile strain of about 7% induces a semimetal-metal transition. Such a transition also occurs for 5% applied compressive strain. Furthermore, an approximately linear relationship between an increasing strain and conduction (valence) band-Fermi energy difference was obtained for both types of strain. Engineering the band gap can widen the potential applications for mechanical modulation of the electronic properties of silicene.

Published
2019-05-21
How to Cite
[1]
D. V. J. Narag and C. Villagonzalo. Investigation on the effect of tensile and compressive strain on the electronic structure of silicene using the density functional theory, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-PA-16 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-PA-16.