Resonance of graphene nanoribbons doped with nitrogen and boron : a molecular dynamics study

Wei, Ye, Zhan, Haifei, Xia, Kang, Zhang, Wendong, Sang, Shengbo, & Gu, YuanTong (2014) Resonance of graphene nanoribbons doped with nitrogen and boron : a molecular dynamics study. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5, pp. 717-725.

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Abstract

Based on its enticing properties, graphene has been envisioned with applications in the area of electronics, photonics, sensors, bioapplications and others. To facilitate various applications, doping has been frequently used to manipulate the properties of graphene. Despite a number of studies conducted on doped graphene regarding its electrical and chemical properties, the impact of doping on the mechanical properties of graphene has been rarely discussed. A systematic study of the vibrational properties of graphene doped with nitrogen and boron is performed by means of a molecular dynamics simulation. The influence from different density or species of dopants has been assessed. It is found that the impacts on the quality factor, Q, resulting from different densities of dopants vary greatly, while the influence on the resonance frequency is insignificant. The reduction of the resonance frequency caused by doping with boron only is larger than the reduction caused by doping with both boron and nitrogen. This study gives a fundamental understanding of the resonance of graphene with different dopants, which may benefit their application as resonators.

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ID Code: 72313
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
Keywords: dopant, graphene, molecular dynamics simulation, natural frequency, quality factor, resonance
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.5.84
ISSN: 2190-4286
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700) > Nanoscale Characterisation (100712)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Wei et al; licensee Beilstein-Institut.
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2014 22:36
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 01:30

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