Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Nanoelectronics

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Interest in carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronics is sparked by the theoretical prediction of a one-dimensional (ID) conductor impervious to the Peierls distortion, and whose electronic properties could be tuned through changes in atomic structure. Nanometer-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have since been mass produced, and are indeed metallic or semiconducting depending sensitively on their diameter and helicity. Experiments have revealed a material that has exceeded all expectations: metallic SWNTs rival the best metals in conductivity at room temperature, and semiconducting SWNTs have room temperature mobilities comparable to the best semiconductors Furthermore, the chapter provides an overview of the current state of research on nanoscale electronic devices incorporating carbon nanotubes. These devices range from field-effect and single-electron transistors to more exotic junction devices and electromechanical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Semiconductor and Organic Nano-Techniques
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9780080526461
ISBN (Print)9780125070607
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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