Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 87 Issue 4 October 2016 Article ID 0046 Regular
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.
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