Dirac points with giant spin-orbit splitting in the electronic structure of two-dimensional transition-metal carbides
2015 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 92, no 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigated the structural and electrical properties of 2D MXene sheets by means of firstprinciples density functional theory (DFT) calculations. To describe the Kohn-Sham states, plane wave basis set and projector augmented wave method (PAW) were used as implemented in the Vienna ab initio Simulation Package (VASP). We applied PBE parameterization of the generalized gradient approximation of the exchange and correlation energy functional to account for many-body effects of the interacting electron system. Convergent sampling of the Brillouin-zone was achieved by a Γ-centered 15×15×1 grid. In order to model a single sheet of MXene we ensured at least 30 Å vacuum between the periodically repeated sheets. For the structural optimization 1×10−3 eV/Å force criteria was used. The relativistic spin-orbit coupling effects were also included in our simulations regarding band structure and density of states.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 92, no 15
Cone-point, MAX phase, MXene, Dirac fermion, Spin-orbit coupling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113761DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.155142ISI: 000363512700002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113761DiVA: diva2:784567