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Controlling conductance

Nature Materials volume 4, pages 514515 (2005) | Download Citation

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Most of the outstanding properties of carbon nanotubes rely on them being almost atomically perfect, but the amount of imperfections, and the effect that they have on the tube properties, has, to date, been poorly understood. New work shows that even a very low concentration of missing atom-pairs in the nanotubes has a large effect on their electrical conductance.

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  1. Kai Nordlund is at the Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 43, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. kai.nordlund@helsinki.fi

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  2. Pertti Hakonen is at the Low Temperature Laboratory, PO Box 2200, 02015 Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. pertti.hakonen@hut.fi

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