Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes as quantum wires

  title={Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes as quantum wires},
  author={Sander J. Tans and Michel H. Devoret and Hongjie Dai and Andreas Thess and Richard E. Smalley and L. J. Geerligs and Cees Dekker},
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