Quantum dots in suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes

Nyga˚rd, Jesper; Cobden, David H.
December 2001
Applied Physics Letters;12/17/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 25, p4216
Academic Journal
We present a simple technique which uses a self-aligned oxide etch to suspend individual single-wall carbon nanotubes between metallic electrodes. This enables one to compare the properties of a particular nanotube before and after suspension, as well as to study transport in suspended tubes. As an example of the utility of the technique, we study quantum dots in suspended tubes, finding that their capacitances are reduced owing to the removal of the dielectric substrate. © 2001 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.1428117].


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