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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are grown by a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) method at 600 °C. The nanotubes are of high quality as characterized by microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and electrical transport measurements. High performance field effect transistors are obtained with the PECVD nanotubes. Interestingly, electrical(More)
An oxygen-assisted hydrocarbon chemical vapor deposition method is developed to afford large-scale, highly reproducible, ultra-high-yield growth of vertical single-walled carbon nanotubes (V-SWNTs). It is revealed that reactive hydrogen species, inevitable in hydrocarbon-based growth, are damaging to the formation of sp(2)-like SWNTs in a diameter-dependent(More)
Carbon nanotube field-effect transistors with structures and properties near the scaling limit with short (down to 50 nm) channels, self-aligned geometries, palladium electrodes with low contact resistance, and high-K dielectric gate insulators are realized. Electrical transport in these miniature transistors is nearly ballistic up to high biases at both(More)
The electron transport properties of well-contacted individual single-walled carbon nanotubes are investigated in the ballistic regime. Phase coherent transport and electron interference manifest as conductance fluctuations as a function of Fermi energy. Resonance with standing waves in finite-length tubes and localized states due to imperfections are(More)
A 0.4 ␮m long semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube is doped into n type by potassium ͑K͒ vapor. Electrical measurements of the doped nanotube reveal single-electron charging at temperatures up to 160 K. The K-doped sample manifests as a single quantum dot or multiple quantum dots in series depending on the range of applied gate voltage. This is(More)
As the dimensions of electronic devices approach those of molecules, the size, geometry, and chemical composition of the contact electrodes play increasingly dominant roles in device functions. It is shown here that single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) can be used as quasi-one-dimensional (1D) electrodes to construct organic field effect transistors (FET)(More)
Magnetic images of high density vertically recorded media using metal-coated carbon nanotube tips exhibit a doubling of the spatial frequency under some conditions (Deng et al 2004 Appl. Phys. Lett. 85 6263). Here we demonstrate that this spatial frequency doubling is due to the switching of the moment direction of the nanotube tip. This results in a signal(More)
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