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Transport spectroscopy of chemical nanostructures: the case of metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes

Liang, Wenjie and Bockrath, Marc and Park, Hongkun (2005) Transport spectroscopy of chemical nanostructures: the case of metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 56 . pp. 475-490. ISSN 0066-426X.

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Transport spectroscopy, a technique based on current-voltage measurements of individual nanostructures in a three-terminal transistor geometry, has emerged as a powerful new tool to investigate the electronic properties of chemically derived nanostructures. In this review, we discuss the utility of this approach using the recent studies of single-nanotube transistors as an example. Specifically, we discuss how transport measurements can be used to gain detailed insight into the electronic motion in metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes in several distinct regimes, depending on the coupling strength of the contacts to the nanotubes. Measurements of nanotube devices in these different conductance regimes have enabled a detailed analysis of the transport properties, including the experimental determination of all Hartree-Fock parameters that govern the electronic structure of metallic nanotubes and the demonstration of Fabry-Perot resonators based on the interference of electron waves.

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Additional Information:"Reprinted, with permission, from the Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, Volume 56 copyright 2005 by Annual Reviews," First published online as a Review in Advance on January 7, 2005. The results reviewed in this paper were partially based on our work with other collaborators: Michael Tinkham, Charles M. Lieber, Dolores Bozovic, and Jason Hafner. We also thank Mark Gudiksen and Kristin Maher for helpful discussions. We gratefully acknowledge the support from NSF, DARPA, the Packard Foundation, the Dreyfus Foundation, and Harvard University.
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