Nano-sensors Based on Nanotubes: Deformed-nanotubes transport

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The main purpose of the present work is to establishing a correspondence between mechanical deformation and transport properties, which is presumably useful in nano-sensor applications. As a byproduct of this study, the potential differences in the mechanical behavior of armchair and zigzag tubes, as well as that of armchair-zigzag junctions, is also revealed. It is concluded that a significant change in conductance usually is accompanied by severe deformations. For large bending angles a gap widening is observed for both the semiconducting and kink structures. It is observed that I-V characteristics indeed depend on the bending angle, hence the possibility of usage as nano-sensor.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 339 - 341
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Nanoelectronics
ISBN: 0-9728422-2-5