Vibrational modes of He4 and H2 gases adsorbed on carbon nanotubes

Silvina M. Gatica, Angela D. Lueking, Milton W. Cole, Gerald D. Mahan

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We present calculations of the breathing mode phonon frequencies of He4 and H2 physically adsorbed on the outside surface of one or more carbon nanotubes. Two geometries are considered. The first is a single, isolated nanotube, upon which the gas is adsorbed as a commensurate phase. The second is a quasi-one-dimensional "groove" phase nestled between two nanotubes. While the computed breathing mode frequencies depend on nanotube radius and the adsorbate, in general, they are of the same order of magnitude as those of the bare nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085406
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 7 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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