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Prediction of switchable half semiconductor in d$^{1}$ transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers

  title={Prediction of switchable half semiconductor in d\$^\{1\}\$ transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers},
  author={Peng-Ru Huang and Yao He and Hridis Kumar Pal and M. Kindermann},
  journal={arXiv: Strongly Correlated Electrons},
We propose that a half semiconducting state can exist in trigonal-prismatic transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers of d$^{1}$ configuration. In that state both electrons and holes are spin polarized and share the same spin channel. On the basis of hybrid density functional theory, we predict in particular that VS$_2$ monolayers are half semiconductors with a direct band gap. Moreover, we find that the conduction electron spin orientation of VS$_2$ switches under moderate strain. Our… 

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