Nanotube Slidetronics

Wei Cao, Michael Urbakh*, Oded Hod

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One-dimensional slidetronics is predicted for double-walled boron-nitride nanotubes. Local electrostatic polarization patterns along the body of the nanotube are found to be determined by the nature of the two nanotube walls, their relative configuration, and circumferential faceting modulation during coaxial interwall sliding. By careful choice of chiral indices, chiral polarization patterns can emerge that spiral around the nanotube circumference. The potential usage of the discovered slidetronic effect for low-dimensional nanogenerators is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2024


FundersFunder number
Naomi Foundation
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
Israel Science Foundation1141/18
Tel Aviv University
Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel3-16244, 1586/17


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