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Beyond the linearity of current–voltage characteristics in multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Bourlon, B. and Mikó, C. and Forró, L. and Glattli, D. C. and Bachtold, A. (2006) Beyond the linearity of current–voltage characteristics in multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 21 (11). S33-S37. ISSN 0268-1242. doi:10.1088/0268-1242/21/11/S05.

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We present local and non-local electron transport measurements on individual multi-wall nanotubes for bias voltages between 0 and about 4 V. Local current–voltage characteristics are quite linear. In contrast, non-local measurements are highly nonlinear; the differential non-local conductance can even become negative in the high-bias regime. We discuss the relationship between these results and transport parameters such as the elastic length, the number of current carrying shells and the number of conducting modes.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IOP Publishing Limited Received 12 July 2006, in final form 20 September 2006. Published 17 October 2006. Print publication: Issue 11 (November 2006) -- SPECIAL ISSUE ON CHARGE TRANSPORT IN CARBON NANOTUBES We thank B Plaçais for discussions, and P Morfin, F R Ladan and C Delalande for support. LPA is CNRS-UMR8551 associated to University Paris 6 and 7. The research has been supported by the DGA, ACN, Sesame, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and its NCCR ‘Nanoscale Science’.
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