Volume 89, Number 4, February 2010
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||02 March 2010|
Surface solitons at the edges of graphene nanoribbons
Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
2 Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow 119991, Russia
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 9 February 2010
We demonstrate numerically that armchair graphene nanoribbons can support vibrational localized states in the form of surface solitons. Such localized states appear through self-localization of the vibrational energy along the edge of the graphene nanoribbon, and they decay rapidly inside the structure. We find five types of such solitary waves including in-plane and out-of-plane edge breathers and moving envelope solitons.
PACS: 62.25.Jk – Mechanical modes of vibration / 63.20.Pw – Localized modes / 63.20.Ry – Anharmonic lattice modes
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