Metallic behaviour of boron-containing carbon nanotubes

W. K. Hsu, S. Y. Chu, E. Muñoz-Picone, J. L. Boldú, S. Firth, P. Franchi, B. P. Roberts, A. Schilder, H. Terrones, N. Grobert, Y. Q. Zhu, M. Terrones, M. E. McHenry, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Paramagnetism in boron-containing carbon nanotubes was detected by SQUID measurements, and a g-value of 2.0020, corresponding to the free carrier spin, was observed over a wide temperature range (108-455 K). This value implies intrinsic metallic behaviour and contrasts with thermally activated semiconduction which multi-walled carbon nanotubes usually exhibit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-579
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jun 23 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Hsu, W. K., Chu, S. Y., Muñoz-Picone, E., Boldú, J. L., Firth, S., Franchi, P., Roberts, B. P., Schilder, A., Terrones, H., Grobert, N., Zhu, Y. Q., Terrones, M., McHenry, M. E., Kroto, H. W., & Walton, D. R. M. (2000). Metallic behaviour of boron-containing carbon nanotubes. Chemical Physics Letters, 323(5-6), 572-579.