Considering the effect of different arrangements of pentagons on density of states of capped carbon nanotubes

Somayeh Khazaei, Mohammad Khazaei, Hosein Cheraghchi, Vahid Daadmehr, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Abstract

We have used a non-equilibrium surface Greens function matching formalism combined with a tight-binding Hamiltonian to consider the effect of different arrangements of pentagon rings on localization of density of states at the tip regions of semi-infinite capped carbon nanotubes. The transfer matrixes are obtained by an iterative procedure. The results demonstrate that the positions of the peaks near Fermi energy are remarkably affected by the relative locations of pentagons. It is observed that in thin nanotubes, carbon atoms belonging two neighboring pentagon rings have significant contribution in the localized states near fermi energy. From our calculations, it turns out that the metallic or semiconducting behavior of capped nanotubes in the tip regions depends on the metallic or semiconducting nature of their nanotube stems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3885-3890
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume406
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 15

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Greens function
  • Pentagon
  • Structural defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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