Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes as quantum wires

  title={Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes as quantum wires},
  author={S. Tans and M. Devoret and H. Dai and A. Thess and R. Smalley and L. J. Geerligs and C. Dekker},
  • S. Tans, M. Devoret, +4 authors C. Dekker
  • Published 1997
  • Materials Science
  • Nature
  • Carbon nanotubes have been regarded since their discovery1 as potential molecular quantum wires. In the case of multi-wall nanotubes, where many tubes are arranged in a coaxial fashion, the electrical properties of individual tubes have been shown to vary strongly from tube to tube2,3, and to be characterized by disorder and localization4. Single-wall nanotubes5,6 (SWNTs) have recently been obtained with high yields and structural uniformity7. Particular varieties of these highly symmetric… CONTINUE READING
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