JMP  Vol.2 No.3 , March 2011
Computer Models of Helical Nanostructures
Author(s) V. F. Pleshakov
ABSTRACT
A task of mapping a hexagonal grid to different types of helical surfaces including nanocones, nanotubes and nanoscrolls by unfolding a given surface to a carbon layer plane has been solved. Basing on these models, polyhedric models with all atomic bonds being constant and equal to 1.42? as in a flat carbon layer have been built, and an algorithm of coloring all faces of such models has been developed. Received models can be utilized for visual demonstration of the helical growth of nanotubes, nanocones, nanofiber and other nanoobjects, and also for physical properties calculation.

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nullV. Pleshakov, "Computer Models of Helical Nanostructures," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 97-108. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.23016.
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