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Transverse electric field–induced deformation of armchair single-walled carbon nanotube

Kan, Biao and Ding, Jianning and Yuan, Ningyi and Wang, Junxiong and Chen, Zhigang and Chen, Xiaoshuang (2010) Transverse electric field–induced deformation of armchair single-walled carbon nanotube. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (7). pp. 1144-1149.

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Abstract

The deformation of armchair single-walled carbon nanotube under transverse electric field has been investigated using density functional theory. The results show that the circular cross-sections of the nanotubes are deformed to elliptic ones, in which the tube diameter along the field direction is increased, whereas the diameter perpendicular to the field direction is reduced. The electronic structures of the deformed nanotubes were also studied. The ratio of the major diameter to the minor diameter of the elliptic cross-section was used to estimate the degree of the deformation. It is found that this ratio depends on the field strength and the tube diameter. However, the field direction has little role in the deformation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:9373
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:30 Sep 2010 09:22
Last Modified:30 Sep 2010 09:22

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