Support Options

Submit a Support Ticket


Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons

By James K Fodor1, Seokmin Hong2, Jing Guo1

1. University of Florida 2. Purdue University

See also

No results found.

Published on


This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong background in bandstructure, the module starts with sections that introduce bandstructure basics. To this end, a section is also dedicated to the bandstructure of bulk graphene, from which CNTs and CNRs are conceptually derived. Sections detailing the derivation and properties of the bandstructures of CNTs and CNRs are also provided. After the background discussions, a lecture introduces the Carbon-Nano Bands simulator, and examples and exercises that use this tool are worked out step-by-step. Upon completion of this learning module, users will understand the fundamentals of bandstructure as they relate to nanoscale graphene-based structures, as well as how to use the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool to gain insight into the electronic properties of CNTs and CNRs.

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • james k fodor; Seokmin Hong; Jing Guo (2007), "Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons,"

    BibTex | EndNote



Please use the menu options on the side of the screen to move quickly to a specific element within this learning module. If this is the first time you are using this learning module, we strongly recommend that you go through this module sequentially. On subsequent visits, you can easily navigate to the element that is of most interest to you.

To view a quick walkthrough of how to navigate a learning module, click here., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.