Two-Dimensional Kagome Lattices Made of Hetero Triangulenes Are Dirac Semimetals or Single-Band Semiconductors

Yu Jing, Thomas Heine

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Here we discuss, based on first-principles calculations, two-dimensional (2D) kagome lattices composed of polymerized heterotriangulene units, planar molecules with D 3h point group containing a B, C, or N center atom and CH 2 , O, or CO bridges. We explore the design principles for a functional lattice made of 2D polymers, which involves control of π-conjugation and electronic structure of the knots. The former is achieved by the chemical potential of the bridge groups, while the latter is controlled by the heteroatom. The resulting 2D kagome polymers have a characteristic electronic structure with a Dirac band sandwiched by two flat bands and are either Dirac semimetals (C center), or single-band semiconductors - materials with either exclusively electrons (B center) or holes (N center) as charge carriers of very high mobility, reaching values of up to ∼8 × 10 3 cm 2 V -1 s -1 , which is comparable to crystalline silicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-747
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the financial support by FlagERA (No. DFG HE 3543/27-1) and by the H2020 Marie Skłodowska−Curie Actions (Nos. H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 and 751848). We thank ZIH Dresden for computer time.

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Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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