Electronic structure of chiral graphene tubules

R. Saito, M. Fujita, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus

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The electronic structure for graphene monolayer tubules is predicted as a function of the diameter and helicity of the constituent graphene tubules. The calculated results show that approximately 1/3 of these tubules are a one-dimensional metal which is stable against a Peierls distortion, and the other 2/3 are one-dimensional semiconductors. The implications of these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2204-2206
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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