Symmetry Properties of Single-Walled BC<sub>2</sub>N Nanotubes

Nanoscale Research Letters. 2009;4(6):498-502


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Journal Title: Nanoscale Research Letters

ISSN: 1931-7573 (Print); 1556-276X (Online)

Publisher: SpringerOpen

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering: Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Lin Jianyi
Pan Hui
Feng YuanPing


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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<p>Abstract</p> <p>The symmetry properties of the single-walled BC<sub>2</sub>N nanotubes were investigated. All the BC<sub>2</sub>N nanotubes possess nonsymmorphic line groups. In contrast with the carbon and boron nitride nanotubes, armchair and zigzag BC<sub>2</sub>N nanotubes belong to different line groups, depending on the index n (even or odd) and the vector chosen. The number of Raman- active phonon modes is almost twice that of the infrared-active phonon modes for all kinds of BC<sub>2</sub>N nanotubes.</p>