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Band-gap engineering of halogenated silicon nanowires through molecular doping

Alejandro Trejo, Luis Antonio Pérez, Eliel Carvajal, Alvaro Miranda, Miguel Cruz-Irisson, Francisco de Santiago


In this work, we address the effects of molecular doping on the electronic properties of fluorinated and chlorinated silicon nanowires (SiNWs), in comparison with those corresponding to hydrogen-passivated SiNWs. Adsorption of n-type dopant molecules on hydrogenated and halogenated SiNWs and their chemisorption energies, formation energies, and electronic band gap are studied by using density functional theory calculations. The results show that there are considerable charge transfers and strong covalent interactions between the dopant molecules and the SiNWs. Moreover, the results show that the energy band gap of SiNWs changes due to chemical surface doping and it can be further tuned by surface passivation. We conclude that a molecular based ex-situ doping, where molecules are adsorbed on the surface of the SiNW, can be an alternative path to conventional doping.

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Molecular doping of halogenated silicon nanowires

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00894-017-3484-8

DOI: 10.1007/s00894-017-3484-8

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