TITLE

Robustness of nanotube electronic transport to conformational deformations

AUTHOR(S)
Léonard, F.; Jones, F. E.; Talin, A. A.; Dentinger, P. M.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/28/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 9, p093112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present experimental observation and theoretical analysis of looping carbon nanotubes connecting two electrodes. The measured conductance of the nanotubes is not strongly affected by the presence of these conformational defects, a result that is confirmed by quantum transport calculations. Our work indicates that solution-based fabrication methods for carbon nanotube devices can have high conformational defect tolerance, except for defects with 5–10 nanometer bending radius.
ACCESSION #
16581396

 

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