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Panigrahi, Puspamitra
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Araujo, R. B., Banerjee, A., Panigrahi, P., Yang, L., Strömme, M., Sjödin, M., . . . Ahuja, R. (2017). Designing strategies to tune reduction potential of organic molecules for sustainable high capacity batteries application. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(9), 4430-4454
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing strategies to tune reduction potential of organic molecules for sustainable high capacity batteries application
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN 2050-7488, Vol. 5, no 9, p. 4430-4454Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organic compounds evolve as a promising alternative to the currently used inorganic materials in rechargeable batteries due to their low-cost, environmentally friendliness and flexibility. One of the strategies to reach acceptable energy densities and to deal with the high solubility of known organic compounds is to combine small redox active molecules, acting as capacity carrying centres, with conducting polymers. Following this strategy, it is important to achieve redox matching between the chosen molecule and the polymer backbone. Here, a synergetic approach combining theory and experiment has been employed to investigate this strategy. The framework of density functional theory connected with the reaction field method has been applied to predict the formal potential of 137 molecules and identify promising candidates for the referent application. The effects of including different ring types, e.g. fused rings or bonded rings, heteroatoms, [small pi] bonds, as well as carboxyl groups on the formal potential, has been rationalized. Finally, we have identified a number of molecules with acceptable theoretical capacities that show redox matching with thiophene-based conducting polymers which, hence, are suggested as pendent groups for the development of conducting redox polymer based electrode materials.

National Category
Nano Technology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314502 (URN)10.1039/C6TA09760J (DOI)000395926100022 ()
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Swedish Energy AgencyStandUpSwedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-02-02 Created: 2017-02-02 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved
Kaewmaraya, T., Luo, W., Yang, X., Panigrahi, P. & Ahuja, R. (2015). A new, layered monoclinic phase of Co3O4 at high pressure. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, 17(30), 19957-19961
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2015 (English)In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 17, no 30, p. 19957-19961Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present the crystal structures and electronic properties of a Co3O4 spinel under high pressure. Co3O4 undergoes a first-order transition from a cubic (CB) Fd (3) over barm to a lower-symmetry monoclinic (MC) P2(1)/c phase at 35 GPa, occurring after the local high-spin to low-spin phase transition. The high-pressure phase exhibits the octahedral coordination of Co(II) and Co(III), whereas the CB phase contains the fourfold coordination of Co(II) and the sixfold coordination of Co(III). The CB-to-MC transition is attributed to the charge-transfer between the di-and trivalent cations via the enhanced 3d-3d interactions.

National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260744 (URN)10.1039/c5cp02126j (DOI)000358347500031 ()26166770 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Sagynbaeva, M., Hussain, T., Panigrahi, P., Johansson, B. & Ahuja, R. (2015). Complementing the adsorption energies of CO2, H2S and NO2 to h-BN sheets by doping with carbon. Europhysics letters, 109(5), Article ID 57008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complementing the adsorption energies of CO2, H2S and NO2 to h-BN sheets by doping with carbon
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2015 (English)In: Europhysics letters, ISSN 0295-5075, E-ISSN 1286-4854, Vol. 109, no 5, article id 57008Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We predict the adsorption proficiency of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) sheets to toxic gas molecules like CO2, H2S and NO2 on the basis of first-principles density functional theory calculations. The computed energies predict the pristine h-BN sheet to have very little affinity towards the mentioned gas molecules. However, while doping C at the N site of the h-BN sheet brings a significant enhancement to the estimated adsorption energies, doping C at B site of the sheet is found to be energetically not so favorable. To have a higher coverage effect, the concentration of C doping on the h-BN sheet is further increased which resulted in upsurging the adsorption energies for the mentioned gas molecules. Among the three, CO2, H2S are found to be physisorbed to the C-doped h-BN sheets, where as the C-doped sheets are found to have strong affinity towards NO2 gas molecules.

National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-252240 (URN)10.1209/0295-5075/109/57008 (DOI)000352397500021 ()
Available from: 2015-05-05 Created: 2015-05-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Hussain, T., Islam, M. S., Rao, G. S., Panigrahi, P., Gupta, D. & Ahuja, R. (2015). Hydrogen storage properties of light metal adatoms (Li, Na) decorated fluorographene monolayer. Nanotechnology, 26(27), Article ID 275401.
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2015 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 26, no 27, article id 275401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Owing to its high energy density, the potential of hydrogen (H-2) as an energy carrier has been immense, however its storage remains a big obstacle and calls for an efficient storage medium. By means of density functional theory (DFT) in spin polarized generalized gradient approximation (GGA), we have investigated the structural, electronic and hydrogen storage properties of a light alkali metal (Li, Na) functionalized fluorographene monolayer (FG). Metal adatoms bind to the FG with significantly high binding energy, much higher than their cohesive energies, which helps to achieve a uniform distribution of metal adatoms on the monolayer and consequently ensure reversibility. Due to a difference of electronegativities, each metal adatom transfers a substantial amount of its charge to the FG monolayer and attains a partial positive state, which facilitates the adsorption of multiple H-2 molecules around the adatoms by electrostatic as well as van der Waals interactions. To get a better description of H-2 adsorption energies with metal-doped systems, we have also performed calculations using van der Waals corrections. For both the functionalized systems, the results indicate a reasonably high H-2 storage capacity with H2 adsorption energies falling into the range for the practical applications.

Keywords
fluorographene, physisorption, binding energy
National Category
Physical Sciences Nano Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258316 (URN)10.1088/0957-4484/26/27/275401 (DOI)000356449100011 ()26066734 (PubMedID)
Funder
Carl Tryggers foundation Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-07-15 Created: 2015-07-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Arslanov, T. R., Mollaev, A. Y., Kamilov, I. K., Arslanov, R. K., Kilanski, L., Minikaev, R., . . . Shoukavaya, T. V. (2015). Pressure control of magnetic clusters in strongly inhomogeneous ferromagnetic chalcopyrites. Scientific Reports, 5, 7720
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2015 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 5, p. 7720-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Room-temperature ferromagnetism in Mn-doped chalcopyrites is a desire aspect when applying those materials to spin electronics. However, dominance of high Curie-temperatures due to cluster formation or inhomogeneities limited their consideration. Here we report how an external perturbation such as applied hydrostatic pressure in CdGeP2:Mn induces a two serial magnetic transitions from ferromagnet to non-magnet state at room temperature. This effect is related to the unconventional properties of created MnP magnetic clusters within the host material. Such behavior is also discussed in connection with ab initio density functional calculations, where the structural properties of MnP indicate magnetic transitions as function of pressure as observed experimentally. Our results point out new ways to obtain controlled response of embedded magnetic clusters.

National Category
Other Physics Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-244484 (URN)10.1038/srep07720 (DOI)000347813700001 ()
Available from: 2015-02-25 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Panigrahi, P., Araujo, C. M., Hussain, T. & Ahuja, R. (2014). Crafting ferromagnetism in Mn-doped MgO surfaces with p-type defects. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 15(3), 035008
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crafting ferromagnetism in Mn-doped MgO surfaces with p-type defects
2014 (English)In: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, ISSN 1468-6996, E-ISSN 1878-5514, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 035008-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have employed first-principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the underlying physics of unusual magnetism in Mn-doped MgO surface. We have studied two distinct scenarios. In the first one, two Mn atoms are substitutionally added to the surface, occupying the Mg sites. Both are stabilized in the Mn3+ valence state carrying a local moment of 4.3 mu(B) having a high-spin configuration. The magnetic interaction between the local moments display a very short-ranged characteristic, decaying very quickly with distance, and having antiferromagnetic ordering lower in energy. The energetics analysis also indicates that the Mn ions prefer to stay close to each other with an oxygen atom bridging the local interaction. In the second scenario, we started exploring the effect of native defects on the magnetism by crafting both Mg and O vacancies, which are p-and n-type defects, respectively. It is found that the electrons and holes affect the magnetic interaction between Mn ions in a totally different manner. The n-type defect leads to very similar magnetism, with the AFM configuration being energetically preferred. However, in the presence of Mg vacancy, the situation is quite different. The Mn atoms are further oxidized, giving rise to mixed Mn(d) ionic states. As a consequence, the Mn atoms couple ferromagnetically, when placed in the close configuration, and the obtained electronic structure is coherent with the double-exchange type of magnetic interaction. To guarantee the robustness of our results, we have benchmarked our calculations with three distinct theory levels, namely DFT-GGA, DFT-GGA+U and DFT-hybrid functionals. On the surface, the Mg vacancy displays lower formation energy occurring at higher concentrations. Therefore, our model systems can be the basis to explain a number of controversial results regarding transition metal doped oxides.

Keywords
hole induced, ferromagnetism, dilute magnetic semiconductor, double exchange interaction
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231137 (URN)10.1088/1468-6996/15/3/035008 (DOI)000339380700016 ()
Available from: 2014-09-04 Created: 2014-09-04 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Hussain, T., Panigrahi, P. & Ahuja, R. (2014). Enriching physisorption of H2S and NH3 gases on a graphane sheet by doping with Li adatoms. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, 16(17), 8100-8105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enriching physisorption of H2S and NH3 gases on a graphane sheet by doping with Li adatoms
2014 (English)In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 16, no 17, p. 8100-8105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have used density functional theory to investigate the adsorption efficiency of a hydrogenated graphene (graphane) sheet for H2S and NH3 gases. We find that neither the pristine graphane sheet nor the sheet defected by removing a few surface H atoms have sufficient affinity for either H2S or NH3 gas molecules. However, a graphane sheet doped with Li adatoms shows a strong sensing affinity for both the mentioned gas molecules. We have calculated the absorption energies with one [referred to as half coverage] molecule and two molecules [referred to as full coverage] for both gases with the Li-doped graphane sheet. We find that for both the gases, the calculated absorption energies are adequate enough to decide that the Li-doped graphane sheet is suitable for sensing H2S and NH3 gases. The Li-doped sheet shows a higher affinity for the NH3 gas compared to the H2S gas molecules due to a stronger Li(s)-N(p) hybridization compared to that of Li(s)-S(p). However, while going from the half coverage effect to the full coverage effect, the calculated binding energies show a decreasing trend for both the gases. The calculated work function of the Li-doped graphane sheet decreases while bringing the gas molecules within its vicinity, which explains the affinity of the sheet towards both the gas molecules.

National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224934 (URN)10.1039/c4cp00128a (DOI)000334200400052 ()
Available from: 2014-05-28 Created: 2014-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Panigrahi, P., Hussain, T., Araujo, C. M. & Ahuja, R. (2014). Hole induced Jahn Teller distortion ensuing ferromagnetism in Mn-MgO: bulk, surface and one dimensional structures. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26(26), 265801
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hole induced Jahn Teller distortion ensuing ferromagnetism in Mn-MgO: bulk, surface and one dimensional structures
2014 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 26, no 26, p. 265801-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using density functional theory, we investigate the magnetic properties of Mn doped MgO in its bulk (3D), surface (2D) and one dimensional (1D) structures. At a low dilute limit (1.5 %), the Mn impurity behaves indifferent to its position in 3D but energetically prefers to be on one of the surfaces of 2D and 1D structures. At a higher dilute limit (3.1 %), the Mn impurities stabilizing at Mn-d((3+)) ionic states prefer to be in a close configuration (4.2 angstrom compared to 5.95 angstrom) and the antiferromagnetic ordering (AFM) between them is preferred over the ferromagnetic ordering. The n-type extrinsic defects (O vacancy), when introduced to Mn doped MgO structures, also result in similar AFM exchanges as between the Mn impurities. However, the p-type defects (Mg vacancy) in the Mn doped MgO structures result in a reduced magnetic moment for the Mn atoms and bring a significant Jahn Teller (JT)-type of distortion to the e(g) and t(2)g degenerate states of Mn-d((3+)) ions. The strong hybridization between distorted Mnd states and O-2p states results in a FM exchange coupling between the Mn ions, in all the three mentioned Mn doped MgO structures. As we move from 3D to 2D, to 1D structures, the influence of JT distortion decreases, reflecting a decreasing trend for the strength of the FM exchange coupling between the Mn atoms.

Keywords
p-type defects, ferromagnetism, DMS
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228531 (URN)10.1088/0953-8984/26/26/265801 (DOI)000337349200015 ()
Available from: 2014-07-17 Created: 2014-07-16 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Hussain, T., Panigrahi, P. & Ahuja, R. (2014). Sensing propensity of a defected graphane sheet towards CO, H2O and NO2. Nanotechnology, 25(32), 325501
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sensing propensity of a defected graphane sheet towards CO, H2O and NO2
2014 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 25, no 32, p. 325501-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have used density functional theory to investigate the sensing property of a hydrogenated graphene sheet (graphane) towards CO, H2O and NO2 gas molecules. Though the pristine graphane sheet is found not to have sufficient affinity towards the mentioned gas molecules, the defected sheet (removing few surface H atoms) has a strong affinity towards the gas molecules. While CO and H2O are found to be weakly physisorbed, the NO2 molecules are found to be strongly chemi-sorbed to the defected graphane sheet. With NO2, the N(p) and O(p) states are found to have strong hybridization with the most active C(p) states which lie at the defected site of the graphane sheet. While increasing the coverage effect of the mentioned gas molecules toward the defected sheet, the adsorption energies do not change significantly. At the same time, the work function of the defected graphane sheet shows an increasing trend while adsorbed with CO, H2O and NO2 gas molecules, opening up the possibilities for a future gas sensor.

Keywords
graphane, sensing, defect
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231104 (URN)10.1088/0957-4484/25/32/325501 (DOI)000339613400007 ()
Available from: 2014-09-07 Created: 2014-09-04 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Sagynbaeva, M., Panigrahi, P., Yunguo, L., Ramzan, M. & Ahuja, R. (2014). Tweaking the magnetism of MoS2 nanoribbon with hydrogen and carbon passivation. Nanotechnology, 25(16), 165703
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2014 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 25, no 16, p. 165703-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using density functional theory (DFT), we report the modulated electronic and magnetic properties of MoS2 nanoribbon by passivating the ribbon edges with H and C separately. For the modeled symmetric MoS2 nanoribbon with a zig-zag type edge, one side is terminated at Mo and the other side is terminated at S. For the zig-zag type, we have studied two ribbons of width similar to 3 angstrom and 6 angstrom respectively. Both of these pristine zig-zag type nanoribbons are found to be metallic and also ferromagnetic. However, the increase in the ribbon width results in a decrease in the net magnetic moment of the nanoribbon. Thereafter, we study the modulated electronic and magnetic properties of the nanoribbon of similar to 3 angstrom width by saturating the ribbon edges with H and C. In one case, by passivating the zig-zag type ribbon with H at the S terminated edge, we find a net increase in magnetic moment of the ribbon when compared with the pristine one. Furthermore, when the ribbon is passivated with H at both of the edges, the net magnetic moment shows a decreasing trend. In another case, the zig-zag nanoribbon is passivated with C in a similar fashion to H and we find with one edge passivation the net magnetic moment of the ribbon decreases, whereas with both edges C passivated the ribbon magnetism increases significantly. However, the nanoribbon modeled with the armchair type of edge and terminated with Mo at both sides is found to be non-magnetic and semiconducting. Passivating the armchair type nanoribbon with H and C, we find the band gap shows an increasing trend when going from one side to both sides passivation. In all cases, the armchair type nanoribbons show non-magnetic behavior.

Keywords
MoS2 nanoribbon, magnetic, semiconducting
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224566 (URN)10.1088/0957-4484/25/16/165703 (DOI)000333814700011 ()
Available from: 2014-05-19 Created: 2014-05-14 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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