Collision Dynamics of an Energetic Carbon Ion Impinging on the Stone- Wales Defect in a Single-walled Carbon Nanotube

C Zhang and F Mao and XR Meng and CL Pan and SD Sheng, CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN CHINESE UNIVERSITIES, 32, 803-807 (2016).

DOI: 10.1007/s40242-016-6179-2

By employing atomistic simulations based on an empirical potential model and a self-consistent-charge density-functional tight-binding method, the collision dynamics process of an energetic carbon ion impinging on the Stone-Wales defect in a single-walled carbon nanotube was investigated. The outwardly and inwardly displacement threshold energies for the primary knock-on atom in the Stone-Wales defect were calculated to be 24.0 and 25.0 eV, respectively. The final defect configuration for each case was a 5-1DB-T(DB=dangling bond) defect formed in the front surface of the nanotube. Moreover, the minimum incident energy of the projectile prompting the primary knock-on atom displacement was predicted to be 71.0 eV, and the time evolutions of the kinetic and potential energies of the projectile and the primary knock-on atom were both plotted to analyze the energy transfer process.

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