Gadolinium Halide Monolayers: A Fertile Family of Two-Dimensional 4f Magnets

  title={Gadolinium Halide Monolayers: A Fertile Family of Two-Dimensional 4f Magnets},
  author={Haipeng You and Ning Ding and Jun Chen and Xiao-yan Yao and Shuai Dong},
  journal={ACS Applied Electronic Materials},
: T wo-dimensional (2D) magnets have great potentials for applications in next-generation information devices. Since the recent experimental discovery of intrinsic 2D magnetism in monolayer CrI 3 and few-layer Cr 2 Ge 2 Te 6 , intensive studies have been stimulated in pursuing more 2D magnets and revealing their intriguing physical properties. In comparison to the magnetism based on 3 d electrons, 4 f electrons can provide larger magnetic moments and stronger spin-orbit coupling, but have been… 

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