Nano Research

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Collective magnetic behavior of graphene nanohole superlattices


Graphene, magnetism, spin, magnetic semiconductor, superlattice


We predict a new class of 2-D crystalline “bulk” magnets—the graphene nanohole (GNH) superlattices with each GNH acting like a “super” magnetic atom, using first principles calculations. We show that such superlattices can exhibit long-range magnetic order above room temperature, with a collective magnetic behavior governed by inter-NH spin spin interactions in additional to intra-NH spin ordering. Furthermore, magnetic semiconductors can be made by doping magnetic NHs into semiconducting NH superlattices. The possibility of engineering magnetic GNHs for storage media and spintronics applications is discussed.

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Tsinghua University Press