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Author Dai, H. ♦ Wong, W. ♦ Lieber, C. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CARBON ♦ ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY ♦ TUBES ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ CRYSTAL DEFECTS
Abstract A general approach has been developed to determine the conductivity of individual nanostructures while simultaneously recording their structure. Conventional lithography has been used to contact electrically single ends of nanomaterials, and a force microscope equipped with a conducting probe tip has been used to map simultaneously the structure and resistance of the portion of the material protruding from the macroscopic contact. Studies of individual carbon nanotubes demonstrate that the structurally most perfect nanotubes have resistivities an order of magnitude lower than those found previously and that defects in the nanotube structure cause substantial increases in the resistivity. 20 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.
ISSN 00368075
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-04-26
Publisher Place United States
Journal Science
Volume Number 272
Issue Number 5261


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