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Coherent transport through intramolecular junction of single-wall carbon nanotubes

  • L. Yang
  • J. Chen
  • H. Yang
  • J. Dong

Abstract:

We have constructed four types single-wall carbon nanotube intramolecular junctions (IMJs) of (5,5)/(8,0), (5,5)/(10,0), (5,5)/(9,0)A, and (5,5)/(9,0)B along a common axis, and calculated their electronic and transport properties using a tight binding-based Green's function approach that is particular suitable for realistic calculation of electronic transport property in extended system. Our results show that quasi-localized states can appear in the metal/semiconductor heterojunctions ((5,5)/(8,0) and (5,5)/(10,0)junctions), which is desirable for the design of a quantum device; and the conductance of M-M IMJs is very sensitive to the connectivity of the matching tubes, certain configurations of connection completely stop the flow of electron, while others permit the transmission of the current through the interface. These results may have implications for the device assembly and manipulation process of all carbon nanotubes-based microelectronic elements.

PACS. 71.15.Dx Computational methodology (Brillouin zone sampling, iterative diagonalization, pseudopotential construction) – 73.20.At Surface states, band structure, electron density of states – 73.40.-c Electronic transport in interface structures – 81.07.De Nanotubes 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Yang
    • 1
  • J. Chen
    • 1
  • H. Yang
    • 1
  • J. Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Group of Computational Condensed Matter Physics, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, PR ChinaCN

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