Alexander G. Kvashnin

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The atomic structure and physical properties of few-layered 〈111〉 oriented diamond nanocrystals (diamanes), covered by hydrogen atoms from both sides, are studied using electronic band structure calculations. It was shown that energy stability linearly increases upon increasing of the thickness of proposed structures. All 2D carbon films display direct(More)
Results based on ab initio density functional calculations indicate that cubic diamond, boron nitride, and many other cubic structures including rocksalt share a general graphitization tendency in ultrathin films terminated by close-packed (111) surfaces. Whereas such compounds often show an energy preference for cubic rather than layered atomic(More)
We applied the ab initio approach to evaluate the stability and physical properties of the nanometer-thickness NaCl layered films and found that the rock salt films with a (111) surface become unstable with thickness below 1 nm and spontaneously split to graphitic-like films for reducing the electrostatic energy penalty. The observed sodium chloride(More)
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