Carbon sp chains in graphene nanoholes

Ivano E. Castelli, Nicola Ferri, Giovanni Onida, Nicola Manini

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Nowadays sp carbon chains terminated by graphene or graphitic-like carbon are synthesized routinely in several nanotech labs. We propose an abinitio study of such carbon-only materials, by computing their structure and stability, as well as their electronic, vibrational and magnetic properties. We adopt a fair compromise of microscopic realism with a certain level of idealization in the model configurations, and predict a number of properties susceptible to comparison with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104019
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)


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