Self-assembly of a parallelogram black phosphorus ribbon into a nanotube

Shi, J, Cai, K, Liu, L and Qin, Q 2017, 'Self-assembly of a parallelogram black phosphorus ribbon into a nanotube', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-1.


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Title Self-assembly of a parallelogram black phosphorus ribbon into a nanotube
Author(s) Shi, J
Cai, K
Liu, L
Qin, Q
Year 2017
Journal name Scientific Reports
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Abstract A nanotube from single-layer black phosphorus (BP) has never been discovered in experiments. The present study proposed a method for the fabrication of a BP nanotube (BPNT) from a parallelogram nanoribbon self-assembled on a carbon nanotube (CNT). The nanoribbon has a pair of opposite sides along the third principal direction. According to the numerical simulation via molecular dynamics approach, we discover that a wider BP nanoribbon can form into a series of chiral nanotube by self-assembly upon CNTs with different radii. The radius of a BPNT from the same ribbon has a wide range, and depends on both geometry of the ribbon and the CNT. One can obtain a BPNT with the specified radius by placing the ribbon nearby a given CNT. The method provides a clue for potential fabrication of BPNTs.
Subject Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
DOI - identifier 10.1038/s41598-017-13328-w
Copyright notice © 2017 The Author(s)
ISSN 2045-2322
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