It has been recently reported that the electrical charge in a semiconductive carbon nanotube is not evenly distributed, but rather it is divided into charge “islands” [1,2]. This paper links the aforementioned phenomenon to tunneling and provides further insight into the higher rate of tunneling processes, which makes tunneling devices attractive . This paper also provides a basis for calculating the charge profile over the length of the tube so that nanoscale devices’ conductive properties may be fully exploited.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 494 - 498
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications