The electron-phonon coupling in two-dimensional graphite and metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes is analyzed. The highest-frequency phonon mode at the K point in two-dimensional graphite opens a dynamical band gap that induces a Kohn anomaly. Similar effects take place in metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes that undergo Peierls transitions driven by the highest-frequency phonon modes at the Γ and K points. The dynamical band gap induces a nonlinear dependence of the phonon frequencies on the doping level and gives rise to strong anharmonic effects in two-dimensional graphite and metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Apr 19|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics