Boron Triangular Kagome Lattice with Half-Metallic Ferromagnetism.
- Author(s): Kim, Sunghyun;
- Han, WH;
- Lee, In-Ho;
- Chang, KJ
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07518-9
Based on the first-principles evolutionary materials design, we report a stable boron Kagome lattice composed of triangles in triangles on a two-dimensional sheet. The Kagome lattice can be synthesized on a silver substrate, with selecting Mg atoms as guest atoms. While the isolated Kagome lattice is slightly twisted without strain, it turns into an ideal triangular Kagome lattice under tensile strain. In the triangular Kagome lattice, we find the exotic electronic properties, such as topologically non-trivial flat band near the Fermi energy and half-metallic ferromagnetism, and predict the quantum anomalous Hall effect in the presence of spin-orbit coupling.