Chin. Phys. Lett.  2021, Vol. 38 Issue (11): 117301    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/38/11/117301
CONDENSED MATTER: ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES |
Topological Properties in Strained Monolayer Antimony Iodide
Danwen Yuan1,2, Yuefang Hu1,2*, Yanmin Yang1,2, and Wei Zhang1,2*
1Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Manipulation and New Energy Materials, College of Physics and Energy, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China
2Fujian Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced High-field Superconducting Materials and Engineering, Fuzhou 350117, China
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Danwen Yuan, Yuefang Hu, Yanmin Yang et al  2021 Chin. Phys. Lett. 38 117301
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Abstract Two-dimensional (2D) topological insulators present a special phase of matter manifesting unique electronic properties. Till now, many monolayer binary compounds of Sb element, mainly with a honeycomb lattice, have been reported as 2D topological insulators. However, research of the topological insulating properties of the monolayer Sb compounds with square lattice is still lacking. Here, by means of the first-principles calculations, a monolayer SbI with square lattice is proposed to exhibit the tunable topological properties by applying strain. At different levels of the strain, the monolayer SbI shows two different structural phases: buckled square structure and buckled rectangular structure, exhibiting attracting topological properties. We find that in the buckled rectangular phase, when the strain is greater than 3.78%, the system experiences a topological phase transition from a nontrivial topological insulator to a trivial insulator, and the structure at the transition point actually is a Dirac semimetal possessing two type-I Dirac points. In addition, the system can achieve the maximum global energy gap of 72.5 meV in the topological insulator phase, implying its promising application at room temperature. This study extends the scope of 2D topological physics and provides a platform for exploring the low-dissipation quantum electronics devices.
Received: 07 September 2021      Published: 27 October 2021
PACS:  73.20.-r (Electron states at surfaces and interfaces)  
  73.20.At (Surface states, band structure, electron density of states)  
  73.43.Nq (Quantum phase transitions)  
Fund: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11974076 and 61804030), and the Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (Grant No. 2021J02012).
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