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dc.contributor.advisorBeckman, Scott P
dc.creatorXu, Bo
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-08T16:53:35Z
dc.date.available2018-05-08T16:53:35Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/12964
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), Materials Science, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe discovery of two-dimensional semiconducting materials, a decade ago, spawned an entire sub-field within solid-state physics that is focused on the development of nanoelectronics. In this project, we conduct a theoretical investigation on a hexagonal material, MgB2. Although bulk MgB2 is a semimetal, our density functional theory calculations predict that by thinning MgB2 to a 7 Å thick nanosheet, quantum confinement will open a band gap in the electronic structure. Similar behaviors can be also seen in other similar diborides, such as BeB2 and NaB2. Our findings demonstrate that these diboride nanosheets are potentially a new class of 2D semiconductors, which may facilitate the development of nanoelectronics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWashington State University, Materials Scienceen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.rightsPublicly accessible
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dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.subjectDFTen_US
dc.subjectdiborideen_US
dc.subjectnanosheetsen_US
dc.titleNANOSHEETS OF MgB2 AS A NEW CLASS OF 2D SEMICONDUCTORen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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