Ab-initio evaluation of Mn doped Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides for spintronics and energy harvesting applications

Shanawer Niaz, M. Aslam Khan, N. A. Noor, Asif Mahmood, M. Sajjad, Muhammad Khuram Shahzad

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We utilized Ab-initio calculations to study electronic, structural, magnetic, and thermoelectric characteristics for Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides that were either undoped or doped with Manganese (Mn). We evaluated the total energy variation among ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases to determine the ferromagnetic structural stability of Mn-doped Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides. In addition, structural stability also justified through the calculations of elastic properties. To make precise predictions about the electronic properties of both undoped and Mn-doped Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides, we used modified Becke-Johnson local density approximation functional. Mn-doped Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides demonstrated FM semiconducting behavior, as indicated by their band structures and density of states plots, which are reported by magnetic moments and crystal field splitting energies. We systematically explored the thermoelectric characteristics by calculating parameters such as electrical and thermal conductivities, Seebeck coefficient, and Figure of merits. The Mn-doped Cs2GeCl/Br6 halides demonstrated a large value for Figure of merit and inconsequential lattice thermal conductivity, making them particularly suitable for thermoelectric applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106959
JournalMaterials Today Communications
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • DFT
  • Electronic characteristics
  • Ferromagnetic semiconductors
  • Mn doped CsGeCl/Br halides
  • Thermoelectric factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry


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