Significant reduction of the triggering electric field for half-metallicity in hydrogenated carbon nanotubes by optimized field direction

Kyu Won Lee, Cheol Eui Lee

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We have investigated the half-metallicity in hydrogenated carbon nanotubes under an electric field as a function of the electric field direction by using the density functional theory calculation. We found that the electric field required for the half-metallicity can be significantly reduced by controlling the field direction and the reduction rate increases with the nanotube diameter. The field direction effect can be understood in a simple model based on the electrostatic potential difference between the spatially-separated edges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-896
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1



  • A. Half-metallic carbon nanotubes
  • B. Hydrogenated carbon nanotubes
  • C. Graphene nanoribbons
  • D. Density functional theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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