Title

Stability and electronic properties of atomistically-engineered 2D boron sheets

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-22-2007

Abstract

First principles calculations based on generalized-gradient approximation to density functional theory are performed to study structural and electronic properties of the 2D sheets consisting of the elemental boron. The results find that the boron sheet can be stable and can possess metallic or semiconducting character depending on its atomistic configuration. The unique features present in the electronic properties of the buckled {1212} and reconstructed {1221} sheets would lead to a significant variation on electronic and mechanical properties of the corresponding single-walled boron nanotubes. © 2007 American Chemical Society.

Publication Title

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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