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Extended Hückel theory for band structure, chemistry, and transport. I. Carbon nanotubes

AutorKienle, D.; Cerdá, J. I.; Ghosh, A. W.
Fecha de publicación29-ago-2006
EditorAmerican Institute of Physics
CitaciónJournal of Applied Physics 100(4): 043714 (2006)
ResumenWe describe a semiempirical atomic basis extended Hückel theoretical (EHT) technique that can be used to calculate bulk band structure, surface density of states, electronic transmission, and interfacial chemistry of various materials within the same computational platform. We apply this method to study multiple technologically important systems, starting with carbon nanotubes and their interfaces and silicon-based heterostructures in our follow-up paper [D. Kienle et al., J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043715 (2006), following paper]. We find that when it comes to quantum transport through interesting, complex heterostructures including gas molecules adsorbed on nanotubes, the Hückel band structure offers a fair and practical compromise between orthogonal tight-binding theories with limited transferability between environments under large distortion and density functional theories that are computationally quite expensive for the same purpose.
Descripción9 pages, 10 figures, 2 tables.
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2259818
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