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

A. H. Romero, Harald Olaf Jeschke, A. Rubio, M. E. Garcia

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-901
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume79
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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