Fullerene–like CPx: A first–principles study of the relative stability of precursors and defect energetics during synthetic growth
2006 (English)In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, Vol. 515, no 3, 1028-1032 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Inherently nanostructured CPx compounds were studied by first-principles calculations. Geometry optimizations and cohesive energy comparisons show stability for C3P, C2P, C3P2, CP, and P4 (P2) species in isolated form as well as incorporated in graphene layers. The energy cost for structural defects, arising from the substitution of C for P and intercalation of P atoms in graphene, was also evaluated. We find a larger curvature of the graphene sheets and a higher density of cross-linkage sites in comparison to fullerene-like (FL) CNx, which is explained by differences in the bonding between P and N. Thus, the computational results extend the scope of fullerene-like thin film materials with FL-CPx and provide insights for its structural properties.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 515, no 3, 1028-1032 p.
Fullerene-like materials; Phosphorus carbide (CPx); First-principles calculations; Thin films; Precursors
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14230DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2006.07.176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14230DiVA: diva2:22948