Nano Archive

Geometric and electronic structure of carbon nanotube networks: 'super'-carbon nanotubes

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:


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.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:352
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:01 Dec 2008 14:31
Last Modified:02 Mar 2009 14:24

Repository Staff Only: item control page