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Title: Power law statistics of rippled graphene nanoflakes
Authors: Kaatz, Forrest ×
Bultheel, Adhemar #
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Journal of Mathematical Chemistry vol:51 issue:5 pages:1221-1230
Abstract: Graphene nanoflakes (GNF) are predicted to possess novel magnetic, optical, and spintronic properties. They have recently been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition and a number of applications are under current study. Here we investigate the statistical properties of rippled graphene nanoflakes (50 – 5000 atoms). These nanoflakes are at room temperature and rippled on a scale of about 10Å. An adjacency matrix is calculated and from the coordinates and we find that the free energy, enthalpy, entropy, and atomic displacement all show power law behavior. The topological Wiener Index is calculated and the vibrational energy versus the Weiner Index shows power law character. These properties are determined from atomic coordinates using MATLAB routines.
Description: Published online since February 2013
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ISSN: 0259-9791
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Section
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