• The effect of concentration of H$_2$ physisorption on the current–voltage characteristic of armchair BN nanotubes in CNT–BNNT–CNT set

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    • Keywords


      Hydrogen molecules; physisorption; boron nitride nanotube; transport property; current–voltage characteristic.

    • Abstract


      In this research, we have studied physisorption of hydrogen molecules on armchair boron nitride (BN) nanotube (3,3) using density functional methods and its effect on the current–voltage ($I–V$) characteristic of the nanotube as a function of concentration using Green’s function techniques. The adsorption geometries and energies, charge transfer and electron transport are calculated. It is found that H$_2$ physisorption can suppress the $I–V$ characteristic of the BN nanotube, but it has no effect on the band gap of the nanotube. As the H$_2$concentration increases, under the same applied bias voltage, the current through the BN nanotube first increases and then begins to decline. The current–voltage characteristic indicates that H$_2$ molecules can be detected by aBN-based sensor.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Nanophysics Group, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
      2. Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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