Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 483–493 | Cite as

The Structural, Electronic, and Magnetic Properties of Cobalt Disulfide Doped with Oxygen, Selenium, or Tellurium

  • Zhong-Ying Feng
  • Yan Yang
  • Jian-Min Zhang


The structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of cobalt disulfide (CoS2) doped with oxygen (O), selenium (Se), or tellurium (Te) were investigated based on the spin-polarized first-principles calculations. Both the lattice constant and volume for CoO0.25S1.75 were smaller while those for CoSe0.25S1.75 and CoTe0.25S1.75 were larger than the corresponding values for CoS2. Both CoS2 and CoO0.25S1.75 were quasi-half-metallic, and both CoSe0.25S1.75 and CoTe0.25S1.75 were quasi-metallic. For CoS2, CoSe0.25S1.75, and CoTe0.25S1.75, the valence band maximums (VBMs) were contributed by Co-3d(t2g) states near the X-point, and the conduction band minimums (CBMs) were contributed by S-3p states at the Γ-point. For CoO0.25S1.75, the VBM was contributed by Co-3d(t2g) states at the M-point, and the CBM was contributed by Co-3d(eg) states near the R-point. Both O–S and Te–S dimers were strongly polarized, and the Se–S dimer was slightly polarized. CoS2 and CoX0.25S1.75 (X = O, Se, or Te) were magnetic, and Co atoms favoured ferromagnetic interaction. Except quasi-HM CoO0.25S1.75, quasi-metallic CoX0.25S1.75, CoX0.0625S1.9375, CoX0.03125S1.96875, and perfect metallic CoX0.25S1.75*, CoX0.125S1.875, were expected more suitable for use in supercapacitor and electrocatalyst.


CoS2 CoX0.25S1.75 structural property electronic property magnetic property 


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The authors would like to acknowledge the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant Nos. 2017TS004, 2017TS006 and GK201704005) for providing financial support for this research.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physics and Information TechnologyShaanxi Normal UniversityXianPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of ScienceTaiyuan Institute of TechnologyTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Physics, College of ScienceNorth University of ChinaTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China

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