Modulational instability of gap solitons in single-walled carbon nanotube lattices

Brantony Mozola, Conrad Bertrand Tabi, Timoléon Crépin Kofané

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Modulational instability and nonlinear localized excitations are addressed, in the framework of a one-dimensional diatomic carbon nanotube (CNT) model, using the quasi-discrete approximation. Gap soliton solutions, based on the modulational instability criterion, are studied, where one considers the solutions arising in the upper and lower optical frequency cutoff regimes, and in the upper acoustic frequency cutoff mode. Solutions are found as breathers and double breathers, and their response to interatomic interaction parameters is discussed. Vibrations of the CNTs from the two modes are compared based on their capability of carrying the amount of energy required for specific purposes, either in Microelectronics or in Nano-devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102511
JournalWave Motion
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


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