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Strains induced in carbon nanotubes due to the presence of ions: Ab initio restricted Hatree–Fock calculations

Ghosh, Shankar and Gadagkar, Vikram and Sood, A. K. (2005) Strains induced in carbon nanotubes due to the presence of ions: Ab initio restricted Hatree–Fock calculations. Chemical Physics Letters, 406 (1-3). pp. 10-14.

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Abstract

Motivated by the experimental demonstration of the actuator action of single-walled carbon nanotubes and in situ resonance Raman experiments, we have performed ab initio restricted Hatree–Fock calculations of the electronic structure of a (5,5) single-walled nanotube in the presence of various ions. We show that the presence of ions near the nanotube causes combined axial and radial deformations of the nanotube. The presence of ions causes a small charge transfer from the ions to the nanotubes as well as changes the π–π overlap energy (γ). We find that the strains developed are primarily due to the electrostatic interactions with only a small contribution from the charge transfer.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Physical Science > Photonics
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4382
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 11:40
Last Modified:09 Apr 2009 06:55

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