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Title
Tubular fullerenes inside carbon nanotubes : optimal molecular orientation versus tube radius
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Abstract
We present an investigation of the orientations and positions of tubular fullerene molecules (C90, ..., C200) encapsulated in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), a series of so-called fullerene nanopeapods. We find that increasing the tube radius leads to the following succession of energetically stable regimes: (1) lying molecules positioned on the tube's long axis; (2) tilted molecules on the tube's long axis; and (3) lying molecules shifted away from the tube's long axis. As opposed to C70 and C80 molecules encapsulated in a SWCNT, standing orientations do not develop. Our results are relevant for the possible application of molecular-orientation-dependent electronic properties of fullerene nanopeapods, and also for the interpretation of future experiments on double-walled carbon nanotube formation by annealing fullerene peapod systems.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : B : condensed matter and complex systems. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2011
ISSN
1434-6028
Volume/pages
80:3(2011), p. 355-362
ISI
000289576200010
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 26.05.2011
Last edited 21.09.2017
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