Sloan, J. and Carter, R. and Meyer, R.R. and Vlandas, A. and Kirkland, A.I. and Lindan, P.J.D. and Lin, G. and Harding, J. and Hutchison, J.L. (2006) Structural correlation of band-gap modifications induced in mercury telluride by dimensional constraint in single walled carbon nanotubes. Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics, 243 (13). pp. 3257-3262. ISSN 0370-1972.
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A unique tubular structure for mercury telluride HgTe grown inside narrow single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is described with both Hg and Te in novel coordination geometries. Two unique projections were obtained by high resolution transmission electron microscopy from two separate encapsulated crystal fragments enabled reconstruction of a three dimensional atomic arrangement structurally consistent with both fragments. The observed structure was separately determined by quantum mechanical calculations that confirmed the global stability of the HgTe structure and demonstrated conclusively that it arises as a result of its constrained low-dimensionality. We have also calculated that this structural change is correlated directly with a fundamentally modified electronic structure resulting in the transformation of HgTe from a bulk sernimetal to a semiconductor when confined within a SVrNT. (c) 2006 WILEYNCH Veriag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
|Additional information:||Sloan, J. Carter, R. Meyer, R. R. Vlandas, A. Kirkland, A. I. Lindan, P. J. D. Lin, G. Harding, J. Hutchison, J. L. 27 WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH 107QV|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Maggie Francis|
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2008 14:09|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:44|
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