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Transport of fullerene molecules along graphene nanoribbons

Savin, Alexander; Kivshar, Yuri


We study the motion of C 60 fullerene molecules and short-length carbon nanotubes on graphene nanoribbons. We reveal that the character of the motion of C 60 depends on temperature: for T < 150 K the main type of motion is sliding along the surface, but for higher temperatures the sliding is replaced by rocking and rolling. Modeling of the buckyball with an included metal ion demonstrates that this molecular complex undergoes a rolling motion along the nanoribbon with the constant velocity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep01012


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