Optical properties of BC3 nanotubes

S. C. Chen, I. Y. Chen, Y. H. Ho, M. F. Lin

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Optical absorption spectra of B C3 nanotubes are studied within the gradient approximation. B C3 nanotubes exhibit rich absorption peaks in the overall frequency because of a lot of one-dimensional energy bands. The threshold absorption frequency is ∼0.15 γ0 for all B C3 nanotubes. Absorption peaks are mainly determined by the chirality, radius, and magnetic flux. B C3 nanotubes quite differ from carbon nanotubes in the low- and high-frequency absorption spectra. The calculated results are roughly consistent with the optical measurements, such as the threshold absorption frequency and the existence of the low-frequency absorption peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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