标题：High-temperature Dirac half-metal PdCl3: a promising candidate for realizing quantum anomalous Hall effect
作者：Wang, Ya-ping; Li, Sheng-shi; Zhang, Chang-wen; Zhang, Shu-feng; Ji, Wei-xiao; Li, Ping; Wang, Pei-ji
作者机构：[Wang, Ya-ping; Li, Sheng-shi; Zhang, Chang-wen; Zhang, Shu-feng; Ji, Wei-xiao; Li, Ping; Wang, Pei-ji] Univ Jinan, Sch Phys & Technol, Jinan 250022, 更多
通讯作者地址：[Zhang, SF]Univ Jinan, Sch Phys & Technol, Jinan 250022, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C
摘要：The prospect of a Dirac half-metal (DHM) and the realization of the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) on a honeycomb lattice without external fields are a great challenge in experiments due to the structural complexities of two-dimensional (2D) crystals. Here, based on density-functional theory calculations, we propose an ideal candidate material for realizing these exotic quantum states in a 2D honeycomb metal-halogen lattice, single-layer PdCl3. We find that the ground state of PdCl3 is a 100% spin-polarized DHM with a ferromagnetic Curie temperature T-C = 528 K predicted from Monte Carlo simulations. Upon including spin-orbit coupling (SOC), PdCl3 reveals the QAHE due to the splitting of the manifold of Pd vertical bar d(xz)> and vertical bar d(yz)> bands near the Fermi level, which is characterized by the nontrivial Chern number (C = -1) and chiral edge states. In particular, the origin of the topological properties of the PdCl3 honeycomb lattice is explained by the tight-binding model. The sensitivity of nontrivial topology to the cooperative effect of the electron correlation of Pd-4d electrons and SOC is demonstrated: when increasing the on-site Coulomb repulsion U, a sizable nontrivial band gap E-g = 68.6 meV is obtained. Additionally, we explore the mechanical and dynamical stability, as well as strain response of PdCl3 for possible epitaxial growth conditions in experiments. The coexistence of a high temperature DHM and the QAHE in PdCl3 presents a promising platform for the emerging area of spintronics devices with dissipationless edge states.