What is it about?
This publication demonstrates that optical absorption peak positions in carbon nanotubes can be mapped to the optical absorption peak positions in graphene nanoribbons. This is possible for an achiral tube and ribbon, when the circumference of the tube is twice the width of the ribbon. In this case the mapping is linear.
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Why is it important?
The optical absorption peak positions in nanostructures form unique patterns that can be used as unique fingerprints for their identification. Thus, if catalogued the peak positions data can be used for fast, simple and highly efficient optical characterization of the sample structure and composition. However, catalogization requires maintaining huge amounts of information in structured databases which may impede development of compact and portable characterization tools and software. The amount of data stored in the database could be reduced if one part of a database could be computable based on the other part of the data. We inferred the relation between the experimental database of optical absorption peaks in carbon nanotubes and yet experimentally incomplete database of graphene nanoribbons. It allows one to calculate optical absorption peak positions of graphene nanoribbons based on absorption peak positions of carbon nanotubes.
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This page is a summary of: 2N+4-rule and an atlas of bulk optical resonances of zigzag graphene nanoribbons, Nature Communications, January 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13728-8.
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Band Structures in Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons and Armchair Carbon Nanotubes
Wolfram Demonstrations Projects interactive demonstration comparing the electronic properties of carbon nanotubes and nanoribbons.
This is Mathematica and partially Python code to reproduce results of the paper "2N+4-rule and an atlas of bulk optical resonances of zigzag graphene nanoribbons". This is also a database of the first principle calculations results.
Optical selection rules of zigzag graphene nanoribbons
This is APS publication where optical absorption similarity between the tubes and ribbons proposed and investigated in detail.
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