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Finite-size correction scheme for supercell calculations in Dirac-point two-dimensional materials

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Author(s):
Rocha, C. G. [1, 2, 3] ; Rocha, A. R. [4, 5] ; Venezuela, P. [6] ; Garcia, J. H. [7, 8] ; Ferreira, M. S. [1, 2, 3]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Trinity Coll Dublin, Sch Phys, Dublin 2 - Ireland
[2] Trinity Coll Dublin, CRANN, Dublin 2 - Ireland
[3] Trinity Coll Dublin, Adv Mat & Bioengn Res Ctr AMBER, Dublin 2 - Ireland
[4] MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 - USA
[5] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Fis Teor, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Fluminense, Inst Fis, Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[7] Catalan Inst Nanosci & Nanotechnol ICN2, Barcelona - Spain
[8] Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, CSIC, Campus UAB, Barcelona 08193 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 8, JUN 19 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Modern electronic structure calculations are predominantly implemented within the super cell representation in which unit cells are periodically arranged in space. Even in the case of non-crystalline materials, defect-embedded unit cells are commonly used to describe doped structures. However, this type of computation becomes prohibitively demanding when convergence rates are sufficiently slow and may require calculations with very large unit cells. Here we show that a hitherto unexplored feature displayed by several 2D materials may be used to achieve convergence in formation-and adsorption-energy calculations with relatively small unit-cell sizes. The generality of our method is illustrated with Density Functional Theory calculations for different 2D hosts doped with different impurities, all of which providing accuracy levels that would otherwise require enormously large unit cells. This approach provides an efficient route to calculating the physical properties of 2D systems in general but is particularly suitable for Dirac-point materials doped with impurities that break their sublattice symmetry. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/01343-7 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/26862-4 - Simulating electronic transport using QM/MM and adaptive Monte Carlo methods: applications to DNA chips
Grantee:Alexandre Reily Rocha
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research