Sang Uck Lee

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We have performed density functional calculations for the structures and stabilities of various isomers of the defect fullerene clusters of C(60): C(59), C(58), and C(57). The C(59_)5-8, C(58_)5-5-7, and C(57_)4-5-9 clusters were calculated to be the most stable isomers of the C(59), C(58), and C(57) clusters, respectively. There are obvious relationships(More)
A systematic analysis of electron transport characteristics for 1D heterojunctions with two nitrogen-doped (N-doped) capped carbon nanotubes (CNTs) facing one another at different conformations is presented considering the chirality of CNTs (armchair(5,5) and zigzag(9,0)) and spatial arrangement of N-dopants. The results show that the modification of the(More)
By coating nanoparticular lithium manganese oxide (LMO) spinel with a few layers of graphitic basal planes, the capacity of the material reached up to 220 mA h g(-1) at a cutoff voltage of 2.5 V. The graphitic layers 1) provided a facile electron-transfer highway without hindering ion access and, more interestingly, 2) stabilized the structural distortion(More)
Aggregation and dispersion behaviours of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) were influenced by pH. The meso- and micro-porosity of halloysite were determined by N2 gas physisorption. The blocking and opening of halloysite nanotube pores with acid, neutral, and base treatment were detected in a micro- and mesoporous matrix of tunable porosity. The inner pores of(More)
We present a systematic analysis of molecular level alignments and electron transport characteristics based on the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) approach combined with density functional theory (DFT) for phenyl dithiol (PDT) derivatives with two different linkages, simple thiol (ST) and tripod-shaped adamantane trithiol (ATT). The substantial(More)
The coordination-driven self-assembly of an anthracene-functionalized ditopic pyridyl donor and a tetracene-based dinuclear Ru(II) acceptor resulted in an interlocked metalla[2]catenane, [M2L2]2, in methanol and a corresponding monorectangle, [M2L2], in nitromethane. Subsequently, guest template, solvent, and concentration effects allowed the self-assembly(More)
Organic semiconductors including rubrene, Alq3, copper phthalocyanine and pentacene are crystallized by the eutectic melt crystallization. Those organic semiconductors form good eutectic systems with the various volatile crystallizable additives such as benzoic acid, salicylic acid, naphthalene and 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene. Due to the formation of the(More)
We present a systematic analysis of electron transport characteristics of carbon nanotube (CNT) intramolecular heterojunctions with peptide linkages, MM, SS, SM1, and SM2 where M and S stand for metallic and semiconducting CNT electrodes, respectively. Our theoretical investigations show that the incorporation of peptide linkages and their associated dipole(More)
Iridium(III) cyclometalates (1c and 2c) in which the two carborane units on the 4- or 5-positions of 2-phenylpyridine (ppy) ligands were tethered by an alkylene linker were prepared to investigate the effect of free rotation of o-carborane on phosphorescence efficiency. In comparison with the unlinked complex, tethering the o-carboranes to the 5-positions(More)
The cage-like structures containing octagonal holes are located as the lowest-lying isomers for the B. The presence of octagonal holes, which have been found for the first time, not only gives us new insight into the bonding motif, but also marks a breakthrough in the structural characteristics of boron clusters since they were never expected to be stable(More)