Xiaobin Chen

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Physics - Materials Science (4)
Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (4)

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The phenomenon of spin transfer torque (STT) has attracted a great deal of interests due to its promising prospects in practical spintronic devices. In this paper, we report a theoretical investigation of STT in a noncollinear magnetic tunnel junction under ac modulation based on the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism, and derive a closed-formulation for predicting the time-averaged STT. Using this formulation, the ac STT of a carbon-nanotube-based magnetic tunnel junction is analyzed. Read More

We propose that Dirac cones can be engineered in phosphorene with fourfold-coordinated phosphorus atom. The key is to separate in energy the in-plane ($s$, $p_x$ and $p_y$) and out-of-plane ($p_z$) oribtals through the $sp^2$ configuration, yielding respective $\sigma$- and $\pi$-character Dirac cones, and then quench the latter. As a proof-of-principle study, we realize $\sigma$-character Dirac cone in hydrogenated/fluorinated phosphorene with the honeycomb lattice. Read More

For the moment, there is no exact description of van der Waals (vdW) interactions. ACFD-RPA \cite{Gould1} is expected to better describe vdW bonding, but it is not exact. The PBE/DFT-D2 method is less satisfactory, however, its results are in good agreement with experimental data. Read More

Graphane and graphene are both two-dimensional materials but of different bonding configurations, which can result in distinct thermal conduction properties. We simulate thermal conduction in graphane nanoribbons (GANRs) using the nonequilibrium Green's function method. It is found that GANRs have lower ballistic thermal conductance and stronger thermal conductance anisotropy than the graphene counterparts. Read More

Thermal conductance of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with the width varying from 0.5 to 35 nm is systematically investigated using nonequilibrium Green's function method. Anisotropic thermal conductance is observed with the room temperature thermal conductance of zigzag GNRs up to ~ 30% larger than that of armchair GNRs. Read More