σ-states contribution to the conductivity of BC3

Renata M. Wentzcovitch, Marvin L. Cohen, Steven G. Louie, David Tománek

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Abstract

Recently the new graphitic material, BC3, has been shown to exhibit electrical conductance which is 10% larger than graphite. In order to explain this behavior we show that in the BC3 monolayer the Fermi level lies at the top of the σ bands and that the semimetallic behavior, which appears upon stacking of the semiconducting monolayers, arises from the simultaneous presence of σ and π bands at the Fermi level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1988

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    Wentzcovitch, R. M., Cohen, M. L., Louie, S. G., & Tománek, D. (1988). σ-states contribution to the conductivity of BC3. Solid State Communications, 67(5), 515-518. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(84)90173-X