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Data on Carbon Research Detailed by Researchers at Nanjing University (Electromechanical properties of armchair graphene nanoribbons under local...

August 1, 2014



Data on Carbon Research Detailed by Researchers at Nanjing University (Electromechanical properties of armchair graphene nanoribbons under local torsion)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Carbon Research have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "While graphene nanoribbons are prone to twist intrinsically, the effect of local twist on the electromechanical properties remains unexplored. By using the density functional theory in combination with the nonequilibrium Green's function method, we investigate the responses of structural evolution and electrical transport of armchair graphene nanoribbons to local torsion."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Nanjing University, "We show that local twist can alter their transport properties significantly. The current at a given bias can switch on/off or change many times with twist angle, which is related with twist-induced changes in electronic structures of graphene nanoribbons."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our results can provide a valuable guideline for design and implementation of graphene nanoribbons in nanoelectromechanical systems and devices."

For more information on this research see: Electromechanical properties of armchair graphene nanoribbons under local torsion. Carbon, 2014;76():54-63. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbon - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/258)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.M. Jia, Nanjing Univ Aeronaut & Astronaut, Key Lab Intelligent Nano Mat & Devices, Minist Educ, Nanjing 210016, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include D.N. Shi, X.Q. Feng and G.B. Chen (see also Carbon Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, Asia, Carbon Research

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