First-principles calculations on the role of CN precursors for the formation of fullerene-like carbon nitride
2005 (English)In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 401, no 1-3, 288-295 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
First-principles calculations were utilized to study the formation mechanisms of the fullerene-like structure in carbon nitride compounds in the context of aligned incorporation of CN precursors along edges of evolving sheets during vapor phase synthesis. The incorporation of CN dimers and cyanogen molecules promotes an initial stabilization of pentagon defects, necessary for the observed bending of graphene multilayers in these compounds. The theoretical results corroborate recent experimental findings suggesting that preformed CxNy species, besides C and N atoms and ions, play an important role during the growth of FL CNx thin films by reactive magnetron sputtering. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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2005. Vol. 401, no 1-3, 288-295 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45536DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2004.11.060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45536DiVA: diva2:266432