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Computational Aspects of Carbon and Boron Nanotubes
Department of Information Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Received: 19 September 2010; in revised form: 16 November 2010 / Accepted: 17 November 2010 / Published: 30 November 2010
Abstract: Carbon hexagonal nanotubes, boron triangular nanotubes and boron a-nanotubes are a few popular nano structures. Computational researchers look at these structures as graphs where each atom is a node and an atomic bond is an edge. While researchers are discussing the differences among the three nanotubes, we identify the topological and structural similarities among them. We show that the three nanotubes have the same maximum independent set and their matching ratios are independent of the number of columns. In addition, we illustrate that they also have similar underlying broadcasting spanning tree and identical communication behavior.
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; boron nanotubes; maximum independent set; perfect matching; matching ratio; broadcasting algorithm
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Manuel, P. Computational Aspects of Carbon and Boron Nanotubes. Molecules 2010, 15, 8709-8722.
Manuel P. Computational Aspects of Carbon and Boron Nanotubes. Molecules. 2010; 15(12):8709-8722.
Manuel, Paul. 2010. "Computational Aspects of Carbon and Boron Nanotubes." Molecules 15, no. 12: 8709-8722.