Carbon nanostructures as an electromechanical bicontinuum

Cristiano Nisoli, Paul E. Lammert, Eric Mockensturm, Vincent H. Crespi

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A two-field model provides a unifying framework for elasticity, lattice dynamics and electromechanical coupling in graphene and carbon nanotubes, describes optical phonons, nontrivial acoustic branches, strain-induced gap opening, gap-induced phonon softening, doping-induced deformations, and even the hexagonal graphenic Brillouin zone, and thus explains and extends a previously disparate accumulation of analytical and computational results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045501
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 27 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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