Symmetry breaking and structural stability of carbon nanotubes

Geometric characteristic of  single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) was investigated by Zhang et al. based on the numerical method for the first time instead of geometric intuition and assumption. The model is established by considering non-planar geometry factor. It is demonstrated that the close and inevitable correlations among curvature, symmetry breaking and stability of SWCNTs can be summed up as: the increase of curvature causes symmetry breaking, and such symmetry breaking will further reduce the structural stability.

 Geometry is complex in carbon nanotubes. The electronic and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes are intrinsically linked with its geometry, particularly its curvature and symmetry.

  You can find out more about their work by reading the article in Nano-Micro Letters.

Tong Zhang, Ze Shuai Yuan and Li Hao Tan, “Exact Geometric Relationships, Symmetry Breaking and Structural Stability for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Nano-Micro Lett. 3 (4), 228-235 (2011). doi:10.3786/nml.v3i4.p228-235

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