Strain-modulated ferromagnetism and band gap of Mn doped Bi2Se3


The quantized anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) have been theoretically predicted and experimentally confirmed in magnetic topological insulators (TI), but dissipative channels resulted by small-size band gap and weak ferromagnetism make QAHE be measured only at extremely low temperature (<0.1 K). Through density functional theory calculations, we systemically study of the magnetic properties and electronic structures of Mn doped Bi2Se3 with in-plane and out-of-plane strains. It is found that out-of-plane tensile strain not only improve ferromagnetism, but also enlarge Dirac-mass gap (up to 65.6 meV under 6% strain, which is higher than the thermal motion energy at room temperature ~26 meV) in the Mn doped Bi2Se3. Furthermore, the underlying mechanisms of these tunable properties are also discussed. This work provides a new route to realize high-temperature QAHE and paves the way towards novel quantum electronic device applications.

DOI: 10.1038/srep29161

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@inproceedings{Qi2016StrainmodulatedFA, title={Strain-modulated ferromagnetism and band gap of Mn doped Bi2Se3}, author={Shifei Qi and Hualing Yang and Juan Chen and Xiaoyang Zhang and Yingping Yang and Xiao-hong Xu}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2016} }