MRS Proc. 2001 DOI: 10.1557/proc-706-z8.2.1 View full text
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M. Buongiorno Nardelli, J.-L. Fattebert, J. Bernholc

Abstract: AbstractUsing state of the art quantum calculations, we have studied the electronic and transport properties of a variety of nanotube-based structures relevant for the design of nanoscale electronic devices. We have investigated the conductance of carbon nanotubes under mechanica distortions such as bending, defects and tube-tube contacts, and analyzed the behavior of carbon nanotube-metal contacts with the aim of explaining the anomalously large contact resistance observed in nanotube devices. Our results pro…

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