Formation and stability of cellular carbon foam structures: an ab initio study.

@article{Zhu2012FormationAS,
  title={Formation and stability of cellular carbon foam structures: an ab initio study.},
  author={Zhen Zhu and David Tom{\'a}nek},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 13},
  pages={135501}
}
We use ab initio density functional calculations to study the formation and structural as well as thermal stability of cellular foamlike carbon nanostructures. These systems with a mixed sp(2)/sp(3) bonding character may be viewed as bundles of carbon nanotubes fused to a rigid contiguous 3D honeycomb structure that can be compressed more easily by reducing… CONTINUE READING