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Conduction in Carbon Nanotube Networks

Large-Scale Theoretical Simulations


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Robert A. Bell
    Pages 1-7
  3. Robert A. Bell
    Pages 39-61
  4. Robert A. Bell
    Pages 63-86
  5. Robert A. Bell
    Pages 147-150
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-166

About this book


This thesis exploits the ability of the linear-scaling quantum mechanical code ONETEP to analyze systems containing many thousands of atoms. By implementing an electron transport capability to the code, it also investigates a range of phenomena associated with electrical conduction by nanotubes and, in particular, the process of transport electrons between tubes.
Extensive work has been done on the conductivity of single carbon nanotubes. However, any realistic wire made of nanotubes will consist of a large number of tubes of finite length. The conductance of the resulting wire is expected to be limited by the process of transferring electrons from one tube to another. These quantum mechanical calculations on very large systems have revealed a number of incorrect claims made previously in the literature. Conduction processes that have never before been studied at this level of theory are also investigated.


Conduction in carbon nanotube networks Conduction in carbon nanotube wires Electronic transport in ONETEP Electronic transport in carbon nanotubes First-principles electronic transport calculations Landauer-Buttiker formalism Large scale ab initio ballistic conduction calculations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conduction in Carbon Nanotube Networks
  • Book Subtitle Large-Scale Theoretical Simulations
  • Authors Robert A. Bell
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19964-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38706-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19965-8
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nanoscale Science and Technology
    Quantum Physics
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