Backscattering in carbon nanotubes: Role of quantum interference effects

Roche, Stephan; Triozon, Franc¸ois; Rubio, Angel
November 2001
Applied Physics Letters;11/26/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 22, p3690
Academic Journal
The backscattering contribution to the conductivity, irrelevant for metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes, is proved to become more significant for doped semiconducting systems, in agreement with experiments. In the case of multiwalled nanotubes, the intershell coupling is further shown to enhance the contribution of backscattering for “metallic” double-walled, whereas it remains insignificant for “metallic/semiconducting” double-walled systems. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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