Electronic structure of graphene tubules based on C60

Riichiro Saito, Mitsutaka Fujita, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus

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The electronic structures of some possible carbon fibers nucleated from the hemisphere of a C60 molecule are presented. A one-dimensional electronic band-structure model of such carbon fibers, having not only rotational symmetry but also screw axes, is derived by folding the two-dimensional energy bands of graphite. A simple tight-binding model shows that some fibers are metallic and are stable against perturbations of the one-dimensional energy bands and the mixing of and bands due to the curvature of the circumference of the fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1804-1811
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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