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Title
Low-temperature specific heat of nanotube systems
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Abstract
The low-temperature specific heat of single-walled carbon nanotubes (isolated and bundled) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes is calculated within force-constant dynamical models. It is shown that, due to the quadratic dependence of the frequency omega of the transverse-acoustic phonons on the wave number q, the phonon density of states has a singularity of the type 1/rootomega and the very low-temperature specific heat varies as rootT with the temperature T. With the increase of the diameter of the system, the contributions of the longitudinal- and torsional-acoustic phonons to the specific heat begin to prevail and the latter becomes linear in T. These results are confirmed by the recent experimental data.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2002
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
66:15(2002), p. 1-4
Article Reference
153408
ISI
000179080800037
Medium
E-only publicatie
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