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Tunable magnetic states in hexagonal boron nitride sheets

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Machado-Charry, Eduardo ; Nanosciences Fondation, 23 rue des martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France ; Boulanger, Paul ; Genovese, Luigi ; Mousseau, Normand
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Magnetism in two dimensional atomic sheets has attracted considerable interest as its existence could allow the development of electronic and spintronic devices. The existence of magnetism is not sufficient for devices, however, as states must be addressable and modifiable through the application of an external drive. We show that defects in hexagonal boron nitride present a strong interplay between the N-N distance in the edge and the magnetic moments of the defects. By stress-induced geometry modifications, we change the ground state magnetic moment of the defects. This control is made possible by the triangular shape of the defects as well as the strong spin localisation in the magnetic state.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:101 ,  Issue: 13 )