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1st Edition

Quantum Chemistry of Nanotubes
Electronic Cylindrical Waves

ISBN 9780367779467
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
236 Pages

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Book Description

This book gives a detailed and up-to-date overview of the linearized augmented cylindrical wave (LACW) technique for nanotubes and nanowires. The author presents the mathematical foundations together with numerous applications. Method for calculating the electronic structure of point impurities, which is based on a combination of the LACW and Green’s functions techniques, is presented. The book clearly demonstrates how the relativistic effects can be incorporated into LACW approach and how the spin-orbit coupling effects change the tubules band structure. Extensive illustrations of application to the inorganic nanotubes and nanowires make the book essential reading in this field above all.

Table of Contents


Augmented Cylindrical Waves for Nonchiral Nanotubes and Wires

Geometry of Carbon Nanotubes



Augmented Cylindrical Waves for Embedded and Double-Walled Nanotubes

Embedded Nanotubes

Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Symmetrized Augmented Cylindrical Waves for Chiral Nanotubes



Augmented Cylindrical Wave Green’s Function Technique for Impurities

Defects in nanotubes



Relativistic Augmented Cylindrical Wave Method

Spin-Orbit Interaction in Nanotubes



Appendix. Darwin and Mass-Velocity Corrections

References cited

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Pavel N. D’yachkov was born in Saint Petersburg (the former Leningrad) in December 1947. He studied in the Chemistry Department of Moscow University and Leningrad State University. He graduated from the Quantum Chemistry Group founded by V. A. Fock. Presently, he is Professor of Physical Chemistry and leading investigator at Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His interests are the quantum chemistry of nanomaterials and coordination compounds and modeling of the toxic and carcinogenic effects of environmental pollutants. Author of several books including Heteroligand Molecules: Structure, Isomers, Transformations (Taylor and Francis, London and New York, 2002) written with his teacher Alexander A. Levin.