Theory of B2O and BeB2 nanotubes: New semiconductors and metals in one dimension

Peihong Zhang, Vincent H. Crespi

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Abstract

The scope of potential sp2 nanotubes is expanded by describing the theory of boron oxide and beryllium diboride nanotubes. These systems have unique electronic properties that are unattainable in the known systems. It is shown that the energetic cost against curving these systems into tubes is less than that for carbon and boron nitride.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)056403/1-056403/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 29 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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