Accession Number:

ADA496031

Title:

Electron Transport in Boron Fullerenes

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

2008-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The electron transport properties of B80 fullerene are studied using first-principles density functional theory in conjunction with the Landauer-Buettiker quantum transport formalism. The electron transmission in B80 fullerene is calculated to be much higher than that in C60 fullerene in the Fermi-level region. The enhanced transmission in the B80 fullerene is attributed to its spatially extended charge distribution in delocalized bonds.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE