Optical spectra of AB- and AA-stacked nanographite ribbons

C. W. Chiu, F. L. Shyu, C. P. Chang, R. B. Chen, M. F. Lin

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The absorption spectra of the AB- and AA-stacked nanographite ribbons have several prominent peaks. They strongly depend on the edge structure, the ribbon width, the stacking sequence, and the polarization direction. The armchair ribbons quite differ from the zigzag ribbons. The frequency and the number of the absorption peaks are affected by the ribbon width. The AB-stacked systems have lower threshold absorption frequency, more absorption peaks, and weaker spectral intensity, as compared with the AA-stacked systems. The absorption spectra are highly anisotropic. The optical excitations of the parallel polarization (E|| || ẑ) are absent in the AA-stacked systems. Comparison with graphite is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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