Gunlyke, D. and Lambert, C. J. and Bailey, S. W. D. and Pettifor, G. and Briggs, G. A. D. and Jefferson, J. H. (2006) Bandgap modulation of narrow-gap carbon nanotubes in a transverse electric field. Europhysics Letters, 73 (5). pp. 759-764. ISSN 0295-5075Full text not available from this repository.
We propose a method to modulate the bandgaps in narrow-gap carbon nanotubes using a transverse electric field. Unlike previous investigations, we include curvature effects of the nanotubes by incorporating both π- and σ-orbitals in our tight-binding calculations. The calculations show that the narrow curvature-induced bandgaps decrease quadratically with electric field amplitude to zero. As the electric field amplitude continues to increase, the bandgap then expands in a similar manner to that presented in earlier studies on metallic nanotubes. The bandgap dependence is verified by analytical calculations, which also agree with preceding analyses for the limit of no curvature.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Europhysics Letters|
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Europhysics Letters, 73 (5), 2006, © EDP Sciences.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Prof Colin J. Lambert|
|Deposited On:||20 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2012 12:08|
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