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Surface solitons at the edges of graphene nanoribbons

Savin, Alexander; Kivshar, Yuri


We demonstrate numerically that armchair graphene nanoribbons can support vibrational localized states in the form of surface solitons. Such localized states appear through self-localization of the vibrational energy along the edge of the graphene nanoribbon, and they decay rapidly inside the structure. We find five types of such solitary waves including in-plane and out-of-plane edge breathers and moving envelope solitons.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Europhysics Letters
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/89/46001


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