Nanotube-based molecular magnets with spin-polarized edge states

Yusuke Higuchi, Koichi Kusakabe, Naoshi Suzuki, Shinji Tsuneyuki, Jun Yamauchi, Kazuto Akagi, Yoshihide Yoshimoto

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Edge effects on possible magnetism appearing in finite hydrogenated zigzag nanotubes are investigated using the DFT-LSDA calculations. Our result shows that two types of edges, i.e. a mono-hydrogenated zigzag edge (MHZE) and a di-hydrogenated zigzag edge (DHZE), can give magnetic moments in finite nanotubes. Due to curvature of the tube, however, the total magnetic moment Stot is smaller than an expected value given by a counting rule of 5tot, which holds for magnetic nanographite ribbons. In addition to magnetic nanotubes found by Okada and Oshiyama, we show that a (7, 0) tube and an (8,0) tube with both MHZE and DHZE are magnetic. The reactions to create hydrogenated (7,0) and (8,0) tubes are exothermic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S5689-S5692
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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