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Strain-induced novel properties of alloy nitride nanotubes

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Author(s):
Marana, Naiara L. [1] ; Pinhal, Giovanne B. [1] ; Laranjeira, Jose A. S. [1] ; Buzolin, Prescila G. C. [1] ; Longo, Elson [2] ; Sambrano, Julio R. [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Modeling & Mol Simulat Grp, CDMF, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, LIEC, CDMF, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE; v. 177, MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Nanotubes have become the focus of interest in recent years because of their unique properties that make them natural candidates for many devices. The junction of two different nanotubes can form alloys imparting new properties or enhance existing properties associated with one or both starting materials. The present study aims to investigate the properties of aluminum and gallium nitride (AlN and GaN, respectively) single- and double-walled nanotubes and double-walled alloy nanotubes (Al0.5Ga0.5N and Ga0.5Al0.5N) by using the density functional theory (DFT). It is observed that the emission of single-walled nanotubes (SWNT) changes from deep-UV to the blue region of the electromagnetic spectrum for double-walled GaN nanotubes (DWGaN). For the alloy nanotubes, the emission occurs at UVA and UVB regions for Al0.5Ga0.5N and Ga0.5Al0.5N, respectively. Also, the impact of the applied mechanical strain is investigated for all nanotubes. It is observed that with tensile strain, the band gap energy decreases while the piezoelectricity increases. Of all the zigzag nanotubes investigated, SWAIN, DWAlN, and the Al0.5Ga0.5N alloy nanotube exhibit larger piezoelectric constants. The analysis of electron density revels that the alloy nanotubes can be used to fabricate a selective dual gas sensor and that the functionalization, using an interface or by the application of strain, can be used to modulate the properties of materials. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/08928-9 - Modeling and simulations of porous inorganic nanotubes functionalization
Grantee:Julio Ricardo Sambrano
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 16/25500-4 - Functionalization of semiconductor nanotubes via interfaces and gas adsorption: a computational approach
Grantee:Naiara Letícia Marana
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate