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Physics of Carbon Nanotube Devices

Possibly the most impactful material in the nanotechnology arena, carbon nanotubes have spurred a tremendous amount of scientific research and development. Their superior mechanical and chemical robustness makes them easily manipulable and allows for the assembly of various types of devices, including electronic, electromechanical, opto-electronic and sensing devices.In the field of nanotube devices, however, concepts that describe the properties of conventional devices do not apply. Carbon nanotube devices behave much differently from those using traditional materials, and offer entirely new functionality. This book – designed for researchers, engineers and graduate students alike – bridges the experimental and theoretical aspects of carbon nanotube devices. It emphasizes and explains the underlying physics that govern their working principles, including applications in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, field emission, optoelectronics and sensing. Other topics include: electrical contacts, p-n junctions, transistors, ballistic transport, field emission, oscillators, rotational actuators, electron-phonon scattering, photoconductivity, and light emission. Many of the aspects discussed here differ significantly from those learned in books or traditional materials, and are essential for the future development of carbon nanotube technology.• Bridges experimental and theoretical aspects of carbon nanotube devices, focusing on the underlying physics that govern their working principles • Explains applications in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, field emission, optoelectronics and sensing. • Other topics include: electrical contacts, p-n junctions, transistors, ballistic transport, field emission, oscillators, rotational actuators, electron-phonon scattering, photoconductivity, and light emission. • Covers aspects that significantly differ from those learned in traditional materials, yet are essential for future advancement of carbon nanotube technology.

Audience
Engineers/scientists in industry and national labs with graduate level training or with extensive work experience in research.

Hardbound, 300 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1573-9

Contents

  • 1. Introduction1.1 Structure of Carbon Nanotubes1.2 Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes1.3 Phonon Spectra2. Metallic Carbon Nanotubes for Current Transport2.1 Introduction2.2 Low Bias Transport2.3 High Bias Transport2.4 Capacitance and Inductance3. Physics of Nanotube/Metal Contacts3.1 Introduction3.2 End-Bonded Contacts3.3 Side Contacts3.4 Contacts to Metallic Carbon Nanotubes3.6 Metal/Oxide/Nanotube Contacts4. Electronic Devices4.1 Introduction4.2 Rectifiers4.3 Field Effect Transistors5. Electromechanical Devices5.1 Bending5.2 Uniaxial and Torsional Strain5.3 Radial Deformation5.4 Devices6. Field Emission6.1 Introduction6.2 Adsorbates6.3 Nanotube Arrays6.4 Failure Mechanism6.5 Devices7. Optoelectronic Devices7.1 Introduction7.2 Optical Properties7.3 Photoconductivity7.4 Electroluminescence7.5 Optical Detection With Functionalized Nanotubes8. Chemical and Biological Sensors8.1 Sensing Mechanisms8.2 Liquid Gating8.3 Functionalized NanotubesReferencesIndex

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