Frontiers of Physics

, 13:136106 | Cite as

Novel single-walled carbon nanotubes periodically embedded with four- and eight-membered rings

  • Xiao-Ning Wang
  • Jun-Zhe LuEmail author
  • Heng-Jiang ZhuEmail author
  • Fang-Fang Li
  • Miao-Miao Ma
  • Gui-Ping Tan
Research Article


Based on experimental results, we obtain five types of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) clusters with different chirality indices and diameters using density functional theory (DFT). We then obtain the corresponding SWNTs by using periodic boundary conditions. Studies of the stability and electronic properties show that the stability of the novel SWNTs is independent of the chirality index and relates only to the tube diameter; larger diameters correspond to more stable SWNTs. The electronic properties all show metallic characteristics independent of the chirality indices and tube diameters, thereby promoting the application of metallic-type SWNTs.


four- and eight-membered rings novel SWNTs stability electronic properties 



The authors acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11464044), the Foundation of Key Laboratory of Mineral Luminescent Material and Microstructure of Xinjiang (Project No. KWFG1701), and the “13th Five-Year” Plan for Key Discipline Physics Bidding Project, Xinjiang Normal University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physics and Electronic EngineeringXinjiang Normal UniversityUrumqiChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Mineral Luminescence Materials and Microstructures of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionUrumqiChina

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