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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2011, Article ID 471241, 6 pages
Review Article

A Review of Electronic Band Structure of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes Using Tight Binding

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), P.O. Box 14115-194, Tehran, Iran

Received 15 March 2011; Revised 5 July 2011; Accepted 8 July 2011

Academic Editor: Ashavani Kumar

Copyright © 2011 Davood Fathi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The electronic band structure variations of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) using Huckle/tight binding approximation theory are studied. According to the chirality indices, the related expressions for energy dispersion variations of these elements are derived and plotted for zigzag and chiral nanotubes.