Ring currents in carbon nanostructures: Magnetic field effects

J. A. Rodríguez-Manzo, F. López-Urías, M. Terrones, H. Terrones

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C60 polymerized carbon nanotori and haeckelites nanostructures are investigated when they are exposed to an external magnetic field (B). A π-electron tight binding model in conjunction with the London approximation has been implemented in order to calculate the ring currents produced by the magnetic field B and thus, we determined the diamagnetic or paramagnetic response as a function of the carbon atomic arrangement. We have found that magnetic response depends strongly of the morphology of the carbon nanostructures. The results obtained for corrugated rings formed by C 60 joined by 2-fold, 3-fold, and 5-fold symmetry axis. In this case, we found that when C60 is joined, by the 5-fold axis (by means of pentagonal rings), nanotori structures exhibit strong current fluxes that favor the generation of large magnetic moments perpendicular to the ring plane. When the C60 is joined trough the 2-fold or 3-fold axis of symmetry, the corrugated rings exhibit interesting ring patterns which depend of the number of C60 molecules. In addition, electronic and magnetic properties of haeckelite type tori are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Subtitle of host publication2nd Mexican Meeting on Mathematical and Experimental Physics
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Event2nd Mexican Meeting on Mathematical and Experimental Physics - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: Sep 6 2004Sep 10 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other2nd Mexican Meeting on Mathematical and Experimental Physics
CityMexico City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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