We study the energetics, electronic structures, and electron-phonon couplings of a one-dimensional potassium-doped C60 chain encapsulated in a boron nitride nanotube using the framework of the density-functional theory. We demonstrate that the reaction of potassium doping is exothermic and the resulting material is one-dimensional metal where conducting electrons are only in the C60 chain. Interestingly, the Fermi-level density of states has a peculiar pressure dependence and can be larger than those in the three-dimensional alkali-doped fullerene compounds, indicating the possibility of various phase transitions. We also discuss the electron-phonon couplings and the possibility of superconductivity.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 May 20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics