Vacancy complexes in carbon and boron nitride nanotubes.


The effect of divacancies on the stability, structural and electronic properties of carbon and boron nitride nanotubes is studied using the ab initio density functional method. V(B)B(N) is more stable in the boron-rich and less stable in the nitrogen-rich growth conditions, and V(N)N(B) is more stable in the nitrogen-rich than in the boron-rich conditions… (More)