Lifetime of carbyne-based nanodevices: size and “even-odd” effects

  • Sergiy KotrechkoEmail author
  • Andrei Timoshevskii
  • Eugene Kolyvoshko
  • Yuriy Matviychuk
  • Nataliya Stetsenko
  • Baode Zhang
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Interfaces


The existence of both size and “even-odd” effects for the lifetime of carbyne-based nanodevices consisting of two graphene sheets connected by a carbyne chain is predicted. Based on the results of DFT-calculations, it is ascertained that appearance of a region where equilibrium positions of atoms are impossible is a key feature of the failure of carbyne-based nanodevices under mechanical loading. This region appears before the chain is broken. It is the reason for the effect of mechanical load on the “even-odd” effect for lifetime. For a wide range of temperatures and mechanical loads, a lower estimate of the lifetimes of carbyne-based nanodevices is given, which supports the possibility of their practical use.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal PhysicsKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National UniversityKyivUkraine
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsAlbert-Ludwig-University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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