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Type: Journal article
Title: Electronic properties of carbon nanotubes with distinct bond lengths
Author: Bunder, J.
Hill, J.
Citation: Journal of Applied Physics, 2010; 107(2):023511-1-023511-5
Publisher: Amer Inst Physics
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0021-8979
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J. E. Bunder and James M. Hill
Abstract: In band structure calculations commonly used to derive the electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, it is generally assumed that all bond lengths are equal. However, hexagonal carbon lattices are often irregular and may contain as many as three distinct bond lengths. A regular (n,m) carbon nanotube will be metallic if p= (n-m) /3 for integer p. Here we analytically derive the generalized condition for metallic irregular carbon nanotubes. This condition is particularly relevant to small radius nanotubes and nanotubes experiencing small applied strains. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Keywords: band structure
bond lengths
carbon nanotubes
electronic structure
Rights: © 2010 American Institute of Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3289320
Grant ID: ARC
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