In situ b and gap engineering of carbon nanotubes

Vincent H. Crespi, Marvin L. Cohen, Angel Rubio

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Bond rotation defects close the gap in large-gap nanotubes, open the gap in small-gap nanotubes, and increase the density of states in metallic nanotubes. Not only are these defects likely to be present in as-grown nanotubes, but they could be introduced locally into intact nanotubes, thereby opening a new road towards device applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2093-2096
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 15 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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