The remarkable properties of carbon nanotubes as nanoclusters

  • M. S. Dresselhaus
  • G. Dresselhaus
  • M. Pimenta
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A brief overview will be given of the unique structure and properties of carbon nanotubes (diameters ~ 1.3 run), The remarkable electronic properties of carbon nanotubes relate to predictions and observations that these structures can be either semiconducting or metallic, depending on their geometry. Resonant Raman scattering along with scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy have provided a powerful characterization tool for probing the one-dimensional (1D) density of electronic states of the carbon nanotubes, while also providing important information on the structure and lattice vibrational modes in these unique 1D nanostructures.


73.30.Jw Organic solids, polymers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Dresselhaus
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Dresselhaus
    • 3
  • M. Pimenta
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Francis Bitter Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Departamento de FisicaUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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