Journal article
Atomistic simulation of the laser induced damage in single wall carbon nanotubes: Diameter and chirality dependence



Publication Details
Authors:
Romero, A.; Jeschke, H.; Rubio, A.; Garcia, M.
Publisher:
SPRINGER
Publication year:
2004
Journal:
Applied Physics A
Pages range:
899-901
Volume number:
79
Start page:
899
End page:
901
Number of pages:
3
ISSN:
0947-8396

Abstract
The effect of high energy laser pulses on single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) is studied by a non-equilibrium quantum mechanical model. For the studied laser parameters, we find ablation thresholds that vary between 1.9 eV/atom and 2.3 eV/atom. For zigzag tubes a linear increase of damage thresholds as function of diameter is observed. For armchair tubes, a stability maximum is found at the (10,10) SWNT. We find that below but close to the damage threshold the nanotubes show the presence of standing waves.


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