Publication
Title
Nanotube field and orientational properties of molecules in carbon nanotubes
Author
Abstract
The orientation of a C(70) fullerene molecule encapsulated in a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) depends on the tube radius. First we confirm that chirality effects do not affect the orientation as well by comparing discrete atomistic calculations with the results of a continuous tube approximation for a variety of SWCNTs. The molecular and the tube symmetry are exploited by using symmetry-adapted rotator functions. We accurately determine the optimal molecular orientation as a function of the tube radius; for low (less than or similar to 7 A) and high (greater than or similar to 7.2 A) tube radii, lying and standing molecular orientations are recovered, respectively. In between, we observe a transition regime. In addition, we consider off-axis positions. We perform a one-dimensional liquid description of a chain of on-axis C(70) molecules inside a SWCNT. All results agree well with recent x-ray diffraction experiments.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2007
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
75:4(2007), 14 p.
Article Reference
045419
ISI
000243895600128
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 04.08.2017
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