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Spin Bloch states in graphene nanoribbons
« on: March 16, 2009, 13:53 »
Did you know that you can visualize Bloch states with ATK/VNL?! :)

We have used this functionality in a new tutorial to demonstrate how spin creates a band gap in a zigzag graphene nanowire, which is gapless/metallic without spin included. By plotting the Bloch states we see that the two spin components localize on opposite edges of the ribbon.

An example of a Bloch state plot is attached.