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Tuning the electrical conductivity of nanotube-encapsulated metallocene wires.

García-Suárez, Victor M. and Ferrer, Jaime and Lambert, Colin J. (2006) Tuning the electrical conductivity of nanotube-encapsulated metallocene wires. Physical Review Letters, 96 (10). p. 106804. ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

We analyze a new family of carbon nanotube-based molecular wires, formed by encapsulating metallocene molecules inside the nanotubes. Our simulations, which are based on a combination of nonequilibrium Green function techniques and density functional theory, indicate that these wires can be engineered to exhibit desirable magnetotransport effects for use in spintronics devices. The proposed structures should also be resilient to room-temperature fluctuations, and are expected to have a high yield.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Additional Information: Metallocenes are molecules composed of a transition metal atom, sandwiched between two aromatic rings. This paper provides a first analysis of the spintronic properties molecular wires, formed by encapsulating metallocene molecules inside carbon nanotubes and has stimulated a joint experimental project between NPL and Oxford. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: organometallic compounds ; Fermi level ; carbon nanotubes ; electrical conductivity ; Green's function methods ; density functional theory ; galvanomagnetic effects ; magnetoelectronics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 2341
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2008 16:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2341

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