Theoretical Raman fingerprints of α-, β-, and γ-graphyne

Valentin N. Popov, Philippe Lambin

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    The graphene allotropes α-, β-, and γ-graphyne derive from graphene by insertion of acetylenic groups. The three graphynes are the only members of the graphyne family with the same hexagonal symmetry as graphene itself, which has as a consequence similarity with their electronic and vibrational properties. Here, we study the electronic band structure, phonon dispersion, and Raman spectra of these graphynes within an ab initio-based nonorthogonal tight-binding model. In particular, the predicted Raman spectra exhibit a few intense resonant Raman lines, which can be used for identification of the three graphynes by their Raman spectra for future applications in nanoelectronics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number075427
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhys. Rev. B.
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2013

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