Electronic structure of carbon nanohorns near the Fermi level

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The effect of pentagonal defects on the electronic structure at the tip of carbon nanohorns is investigated within the continuum gauge field-theory model. It is found that the existence of a localized electron state at the Fermi level (a true zero-mode state) results in enhanced charge density near the tip. Using a self-consistent perturbation scheme, the eigenfunctions and the local density of states near the pentagonal defects are numerically calculated.

From Pis’ma v Zhurnal Éksperimental’no \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l} \) i Teoretichesko \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l} \) Fiziki, Vol. 79, No. 11, 2004, pp. 660–664.
Original English Text Copyright © 2004 by Kolesnikov, Osipov.
This article was submitted by the authors in English.