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Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Bridges and Junctions Using Nanomanipulators

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Abstract:

We have characterized electromechanical properties of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by using three-dimensional nanomanipulators that were installed inside the field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). A single carbon nanotube was bridged between two nanopositioners, where the bending angle was easily controlled by two nanopositioners. Contrary to the previous report, we observed that conductance varied several times with the bending. The conductance increased at a larger bending angle. The discrepancies from single-walled carbon nanotubes were further discussed.

Keywords: BENDING; CARBON NANOTUBE; CONDUCTANCE; CROSS JUNCTION; MANIPULATION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2005.135

Publication date: June 1, 2005

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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