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Atomic and electronic structure in collapsed carbon nanotubes evidenced by scanning tunneling microscopy

Giusca, CE, Tison, Y and Silva, SRP (2007) Atomic and electronic structure in collapsed carbon nanotubes evidenced by scanning tunneling microscopy PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 76 (3). ? - ?. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

The electronic behavior of a radially collapsed armchair carbon nanotube encountered by scanning tunneling microscopy experiments is presented in a study that probes the electronic changes directly associated with the atomically resolved structural perturbations. The finite density of states obtained through scanning tunneling spectroscopy at the Fermi energy when the interspacing of the flattened faces does not allow for bond formation suggests that the electronic properties are slightly modified under mild radial deformations and provides a striking verification of previous theoretical predictions and discussions. The study clearly illustrates the challenges to be faced in the contacting of future nanowires, predicted to be the active component in integrated circuits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Condensed Matter, Physics, ENERGY, DEFORMATION, SURFACE, STM
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/338

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