Magnetism by interfacial hybridization and p-type doping of MoS2 in Fe4N/MoS2 superlattices: A first-principles study
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AbstractMagnetic and electronic properties of Fe4N(111)/MoS 2(√3 × √3) superlattices are investigated by first-principles calculations, considering two models: (I) FeIFe II-S and (II) N-S interfaces, each with six stacking configurations. In model I, strong interfacial hybridization between FeI/Fe II and S results in magnetism of monolayer MoS2, with a magnetic moment of 0.33 μB for Mo located on top of Fe I. For model II, no magnetism is induced due to weak N-S interfacial bonding, and the semiconducting nature of monolayer MoS2 is preserved. Charge transfer between MoS2 and N results in p-type MoS2 with Schottky barrier heights of 0.5-0.6 eV. Our results demonstrate that the interfacial geometry and hybridization can be used to tune the magnetism and doping in Fe4N(111)/MoS2(√3 × √3) superlattices. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
SponsorsW.B.M. was supported by the National Natural Foundation of China (51172126), Key Project of Natural Foundation of Tianjin City (12JCZDJC27100), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-13-0409), and Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry of China. Y.C.C. and U.S. were supported by a CRG grant of KAUST.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)