Room-temperature transistor based on a single carbon nanotube

  title={Room-temperature transistor based on a single carbon nanotube},
  author={Sander J. Tans and Alwin Rogier Martijn Verschueren and Cees Dekker},
The use of individual molecules as functional electronic devices was first proposed in the 1970s (ref. 1). Since then, molecular electronics, has attracted much interest, particularly because it could lead to conceptually new miniaturization strategies in the electronics and computer industry. The realization of single-molecule devices has remained challenging, largely owing to difficulties in achieving electrical contact to individual molecules. Recent advances in nanotechnology, however, have… 

Electronics of single-wall carbon nanotubes

  • A. T. Johnson
  • Chemistry, Physics
    1999 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. First Edition (Cat. No.99CH36278)
  • 1999
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Carbon nanotube intramolecular junctions

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Polymer functionalization for air-stable n-type carbon nanotube field-effect transistors.

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Molecular electronic devices based on single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes.

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Self-Assembly of Nanowire-Based Field-Effect Transistors

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Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes as quantum wires

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Conductance of a Molecular Junction

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Single-shell carbon nanotubes of 1-nm diameter

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Cobalt-catalysed growth of carbon nanotubes with single-atomic-layer walls

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Atomic structure and electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology

Preface. Introduction. PART I: SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS. Energy Bands and Carrier Concentration in Thermal Equilibrium. Carrier Transport Phenomena. PART II: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES. p-n Junction. Bipolar