Defect energetics, thermal stability and localized electronic states in carbon nanotubes
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 15 March 2011
Tight Binding molecular dynamics simulations have been performed on single wall carbon nanotubes, in order to evaluate thermal stability and the effect of the most relevant defects (the single vacancy and a Stone-Wales -SW- defect). The nanotubes are stable up to the graphite instability temperature. Both the considered defects have a large formation energy (EF(vac)=6.10 eV, EF(SW)= 5.55 eV).
- Research Article
- MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) , Volume 633: Symposium A – Nanotubes and Related Materials , 2000 , A14.8
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