NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, 2016, 7 (1), P. 44–50
Is graphane the most stable carbon monohydride?
M.V. Kondrin – Institute for High Pressure Physics RAS, 142190 Troitsk, Moscow, Russia; email@example.com
V.V. Brazhkin – Institute for High Pressure Physics RAS, 142190 Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
We discuss a number of hydrocarbon structures whose cohesive energy is not worse than that of benzene and graphanes. These structures can be regarded as sublattices of known carbon structures so the strain exerted on the crystal lattice is minimal and caused mostly by the steric interactions of hydrogen atoms. Possible synthetic routes are proposed. Due to their exceptional mechanical, structural and electrical properties, these crystal structures may have utility as mechanical, optoelectronic or biological materials.
Keywords: graphane, diamond monohydride, hydrocarbons, nitrogen, high pressures.
PACS 61.50.Ah, 61.41.+e, 62.20.D, 71.15.Mb