We study superlattices with alternate stacking of graphene and boron nitride monolayers. We propose several candidate stacking sequences of the superlattices, and optimize their geometries based on the energetics in the framework of the density functional theory. From the total energies of the superlattices with the candidate stacking sequences, we identify the most stable stacking sequence. The atomic configuration of the superlattice with the most stable stacking sequence is found to have the shortest B-C distance among all the optimized superlattice geometries, indicating a strong interaction between the carbon and boron atoms. We also study the electronic structure of the superlattices in detail. It is revealed that the most stable structure exhibits metallic electronic properties.
|ジャーナル||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|出版ステータス||出版済み - 2011 5月 31|