Electronic-Structures Calculations of Calcium-Intercalated Bilayer Graphene: A First-Principle Study

https://doi.org/10.22146/ijc.75647

Sri Hidayati(1), Iman Santoso(2), Sefty Yunitasari(3), Sholihun Sholihun(4*)

(1) Computational Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara BLS 21, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Jl. Laksda Adisucipto, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(2) Computational Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara BLS 21, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(3) Computational Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara BLS 21, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(4) Computational Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara BLS 21, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


In this study, electronic structure calculations of Ca-intercalated bilayer graphene are conducted using the density functional theory (DFT). We modeled two configurations by positioning calcium in the middle of the bilayer (M-site) and on top of the bilayer surface (T-site). Our results show that the Dirac point is shifted below the fermi level. The approximated critical temperature is 7.9 K. We then calculated the electron transfer and formation energy for each system. We found that, for the M-site, the electron transfer increased as the Ca concentration increased, while the reverse occurred for T-site. The calculated formation energies were negative, meaning that all configurations were spontaneously created. In other words, the involved reactions were exothermic.


Keywords


Ca-intercalated bilayer graphene; formation energy; electronic structure

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