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November 6th, 2007

Discovering new properties in carbon nanotubes

Abstract:
The trend in science is moving toward smaller devices. Indeed, single electron devices are considered one way for computing and other electronic applications to become ever smaller in size, while still providing large operating capacities. Single electron devices can also provide a fundamental probe to quantum states in a controllable manner.

One group of scientists in Korea may have found a precursor to such a single electron device. Their work details a quantum dot device fabricated as a carbon nanotube with a double wall by focusing on some of the unexplored electronic structures found in carbon nanotubes. "Eightfold Shell Filling in a Double-Wall Carbon Nanotube Quantum Dot" is published in Physical Review Letters and details the electrical transport properties of such a device.

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