Edge-state magnetism in hydrogenated armchair carbon nanotubes

Kyu Won Lee, Cheol Eui Lee

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We have investigated the antiferromagnetic edge states in hydrogenated carbon nanotubes by using the density functional theory calculations. The total energy difference between the antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic states, corresponding to the exchange energy gain stabilizing the antiferromagnetic state, changes by an order of magnitude by controlling the hydrogen adsorption pattern and is nearly independent of the nanotube size for a properly chosen pattern, indicating that the antiferromagnetic edge states in the real size nanotubes can be realized at high temperatures. The coexisting zigzag and bearded edges in the hydrogenated CNTs are believed to enhance the exchange energy gain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1783-1787
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec


  • Antiferromagnetic edge states
  • Density functional theory
  • Exchange energy
  • Hydrogenated carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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