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Giant magneto-conductance in twisted carbon nanotubes.

Bailey, S. W. and Tomanek, D. and Kwon, Y. K. and Lambert, C. J. (2002) Giant magneto-conductance in twisted carbon nanotubes. EPL, 59 (1). pp. 75-80. ISSN 0295-5075

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    Using the Landauer-Büttiker formalism, we calculate the effect of structural twist on electron transport in conducting carbon nanotubes. We demonstrate that even a localized region of twist scatters the propagating π electrons and induces the opening of a (pseudo-) gap near the Fermi level. The subsequent conductance reduction may be compensated by an applied axial magnetic field, leading to a twist-induced, giant positive magneto-conductance in clean armchair nanotubes.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: EPL
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Europhysics Letters, 59 (1), 2002, © EDP Sciences.
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 574
    Deposited By: Prof Colin J. Lambert
    Deposited On: 04 Jul 2007
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 01:08
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