Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials

Minoru Osada, Satoshi Yoguchi, Masayuki Itose, Bao Wen Li, Yasuo Ebina, Katsutoshi Fukuda, Yoshinori Kotani, Kanta Ono, Shigenori Ueda, Takayoshi Sasaki

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Ti1-x-yFexCoyO2 nanosheets are synthesized in which the (Fe/Co) content is systematically controlled in the range of 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 and 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.2. A key feature of this new preparation is the use of (Li/Fe)-, (Fe/Co)- and (Li/Co)-co-substituted layered titanates as starting materials. In exfoliated nanosheets, the composition can be intentionally modified by controlled Fe/Co substitution into Ti sites during the solid-state synthesis of the starting layered compounds. The composition of the host layers is maintained in the subsequent exfoliation process, which is very helpful in the rational design of nanosheets through the use of controlled doping. Through this controlled doping, we achieve exquisite control of the electronic properties of Ti1-δO2 nanosheets, including the position of impurity bands, the Fermi energy and ferromagnetic properties. From photoelectron spectroscopy and first-principles studies, we have observed that the use of Fe/Co co-doping with higher Fe and Co oxidation states is necessary to bring the highest occupied Fe/Co impurity states to the Fermi level. This band engineering transforms the Ti1-x-yFexCoyO2 nanosheet into a room-temperature half-metallic ferromagnet, thus accomplishing the main requirements of future spinelectronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14227-14236
Number of pages10
JournalNanoscale
Volume6
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 7
Externally publishedYes

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Nanosheets
Titanium
Doping (additives)
Fermi level
Impurities
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Chemical analysis
Electronic properties
Substitution reactions
titanium dioxide
Oxidation
Temperature

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Osada, M., Yoguchi, S., Itose, M., Li, B. W., Ebina, Y., Fukuda, K., ... Sasaki, T. (2014). Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials. Nanoscale, 6(23), 14227-14236. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr04465g

Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials. / Osada, Minoru; Yoguchi, Satoshi; Itose, Masayuki; Li, Bao Wen; Ebina, Yasuo; Fukuda, Katsutoshi; Kotani, Yoshinori; Ono, Kanta; Ueda, Shigenori; Sasaki, Takayoshi.

In: Nanoscale, Vol. 6, No. 23, 07.12.2014, p. 14227-14236.

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Osada, M, Yoguchi, S, Itose, M, Li, BW, Ebina, Y, Fukuda, K, Kotani, Y, Ono, K, Ueda, S & Sasaki, T 2014, 'Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials', Nanoscale, vol. 6, no. 23, pp. 14227-14236. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr04465g
Osada M, Yoguchi S, Itose M, Li BW, Ebina Y, Fukuda K et al. Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials. Nanoscale. 2014 Dec 7;6(23):14227-14236. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr04465g
Osada, Minoru ; Yoguchi, Satoshi ; Itose, Masayuki ; Li, Bao Wen ; Ebina, Yasuo ; Fukuda, Katsutoshi ; Kotani, Yoshinori ; Ono, Kanta ; Ueda, Shigenori ; Sasaki, Takayoshi. / Controlled doping of semiconducting titania nanosheets for tailored spinelectronic materials. In: Nanoscale. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 23. pp. 14227-14236.
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