Brahim Akdim

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In this work we explored the selectivity of single nucleobases towards adsorption on chiral single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by density functional theory calculations. Specifically, the adsorption of molecular models of guanine (G), adenine (A), thymine (T), and cytosine (C), as well as of AT and GC Watson-Crick (WC) base pairs on chiral SWCNT C(6, 5),(More)
Recently, several experiments demonstrated the stability of chain-like carbon nanowires bridged between graphene nanoribbons, paving the way for potential applications in nanodevices. On the basis of density functional tight-binding calculations, we demonstrated switching for chains terminated with a five-membered ring under an applied strain, serving as a(More)
In this paper, we explored computationally the feasibility of modulating the bandgap in a single-wall BN nanotube (BNNT) upon noncovalent adsorption of organic molecules, combined with the application of a transverse electric field. Effects of analytes' physisorption on the surface of BNNTs regarding structural and electronic properties were delineated.(More)
In this work, to explain doping behavior of single-layer graphene upon HSSYWYAFNNKT (P1) and HSSAAAAFNNKT (P1-3A) adsorption in field-effect transistors (GFETs), we applied a combined computational approach, whereby peptide adsorption was modeled by molecular dynamics simulations, and the lowest energy configuration was confirmed by density functional(More)
In this study, we employed ONIOM calculations to study functionalized single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), for assessing an appropriate level of theory for accurate binding energies calculations, particularly by considering ozone adsorption and arylation. Although ONIOM models reproduced the binding energies and geometries in relatively good agreement(More)
We report a first-principles theoretical investigation on the electronic structure and electron transport of defective single-layer (SL) MoS2, as well as of corresponding structures adsorbed with benzyl viologen (BV), which was shown to provide improved performance of a field effect transistor. O2 adsorption was included to gain an understanding of the(More)
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