Screening of water dipoles inside finite-length armchair carbon nanotubes

Yan Li, Deyu Lu, Vyacheslav Rotkin, Klaus Schulten, Umberto Ravaioli

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Abstract

The screening ability of water dipoles inside finite-length armchair single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) within a self-consistent π-orbital tight binding (TB) method, was investigated. A parallel dipole was induced when an external dipole was positioned outside the entrance of nanotube, which may favor the entering of external dipole molecules. This method was applied to study the polarization of a short SWNT segment filled with a 6-water-wire, with geometry obtained from classic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The results show that the induced charges on the SWNT surface effectively reduce the total water dipole of 12.23 Debye to a net dipole of 5.24 Debye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 10th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IEEE IWCE-10 2004, Abstracts
Pages133-134
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 10th International Workshop on Computational Electronics: The Field of Computational Electronics - Looking Back and Looking Ahead, IEEE IWCE-10 2004, Abstracts - West Lafayette, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2004Oct 27 2004

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Other2004 10th International Workshop on Computational Electronics: The Field of Computational Electronics - Looking Back and Looking Ahead, IEEE IWCE-10 2004, Abstracts
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette, IN
Period10/24/0410/27/04

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    Li, Y., Lu, D., Rotkin, V., Schulten, K., & Ravaioli, U. (2004). Screening of water dipoles inside finite-length armchair carbon nanotubes. In 2004 10th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IEEE IWCE-10 2004, Abstracts (pp. 133-134)