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Title: An ab initio investigation of boron nanotube in ringlike cluster form
Authors: Tian, Fu-Yang
Wang, Yuanxu
Lo, Veng-cheong
Sheng, Jiang
Subjects: Ab initio calculations
Electronic density of states
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2010
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Applied physics letters, 29 Mar. 2010, v. 96, no. 13, 131901, p. 1-3.
Abstract: Four types of boron nanotubes BNTs in the form of double-ring basic units are theoretically predicted. The structure, stability, and electronic properties of these stable BNTs are investigated by the first-principles calculations. The BNT formed by the basic unit with one hole every six atoms on each ring is found to be more stable than those with other three types of basic units. By increasing diameter for boron ring, the stability is enhanced. The density of state demonstrates that BNTs formed by these basic units are metallic.
Rights: © 2010 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Fu-Yang Tian et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 131901 (2010) and may be found at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1063/1.3377790
ISSN: 0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (online)
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