Coluci, Vitor R. and Galvao, Douglas S. and Jorio, A (2006) Geometric and electronic structure of carbon nanotube networks: 'super'-carbon nanotubes. Nanotechnology, 17 (3). pp. 617-621.
Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/0957-4484/17/617
Structures of the so-called super-carbon nanotubes are proposed. These structures are built from single walled carbon nanotubes connected by Y-like junctions forming a 'super'-sheet that is then rolled into a seamless cylinder. Such a procedure can be repeated several times, generating a fractal structure. This procedure is not limited to carbon nanotubes, and can be easily modified for application to other systems. Tight binding total energy and density of states calculations showed that the 'super'-sheets and tubes are stable and predicted to present metallic and semiconducting behaviour.
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Nanoelectronics|
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
|Deposited By:||Lesley Tobin|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2008 14:31|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2009 14:24|
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