Theoretical Study of CN Radicals Chemisorption on the Electronic Properties of BC2N Nanotube
In this work, we have investigated the adsorption behavior of the CN radicals on electronic properties of BC2N nanotube (BC2NNT) by means of the B3LYP hybrid density functional method using 6-31G(d) basis set. The results show that CN radicals can be chemically adsorbed on the nanotube. Based on the energy analysis, the most stable position of CN radical on the nanotube is C1 site. Also, the C-side complexes are more stable than the N-side complexes. We investigated the effects of CN radicals adsorption on the electronic properties of the BC2N nanotube. According to our calculations, band gap energy of the BC2NNT decreases with increasing the number of CN radicals. It is predicted that the conductivity and reactivity of nanotube increase by increasing the number of CN radicals. Based on the NBO analysis, in all complexes charge transfer occurs from nanotube to CN radical. The AIM results show that, the Xtube…YCN interaction has covalent nature. Generally, The BC2N nanotube can be used to as sensor for nanodevice applications.
B. Makiabadi et al., "Theoretical Study of CN Radicals Chemisorption on the Electronic Properties of BC2N Nanotube", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 48, pp. 38-48, 2017