Cohesive-Energy-Resolved Bandgap of Nanoscale Graphene Derivatives

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  • Prof. Zi Wen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 (China), Fax: (86) 431-85095371
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  • Jinsong Luo,

    1. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 (China), Fax: (86) 431-85095371
    2. State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China)
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  • Prof. Yongfu Zhu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 (China), Fax: (86) 431-85095371
    • Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 (China), Fax: (86) 431-85095371

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  • Prof. Qing Jiang

    1. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 (China), Fax: (86) 431-85095371
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Abstract

With a size-dependent cohesive energy formula for two-dimensional coordinated materials, the bandgap variation in quantum dots and nanoribbons of graphene derivatives, such as graphane, fluorographene and graphene oxides, is investigated. The bandgap is found to increase substantially as the diameter or width of the nano-sized material decreases. The bandgap variation is attributed to the change in cohesive energy of edge carbon atoms, and is associated with the physicochemical nature and degree of edge saturation. These predictions agree with previously reported computer simulation results, and have potential application in wide-band optics and optoelectronics.

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