Electronic properties of three-terminal graphitic nanowiggles

Tyler Cary, Eduardo Costa Girão, Vincent Meunier

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A combination of theoretical and computational methods is used to study the electronic properties of three-terminal graphitic nanowiggles (3TGNWs). 3TGNWs consisting of three GNWs connected at 120 to each other have been recently synthesized. Theory predicts that individual GNWs possess a broad set of electronic and magnetic properties. It follows that the presence of different magnetic states in single GNWs yields a rich set of possibilities in assembled GNWs. Here, we analyze twelve distinct magnetic states in one 3TGNW structure and determine that each state corresponds to unique electronic transport properties. We also show that these nanostructures possess attractive characteristics amenable to being exploited as basic building blocks for operative electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115409
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 8 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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