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Electronic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes

By Liesbeth C. Venema
November 2000
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-1995-0
106 pages, illustrated
$51.00 paper original

This Ph.D. thesis deals with carbon nanotubes, hollow molecular wires with extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties. They are strong, robust, flexible and can be either semiconducting or metallic. Contents include: Theoretical background on carbon nanotubes and STM. Electronic structure of atomically resolved carbon nanotubes. Atomic structure of carbon nanotubes from scanning tunneling microscopy. Spatially resolved scanning tunneling spectroscopy on single-walled carbon nanotubes. Length control of individual carbon nanotubes by nanostructuring with a scanning tunneling microscope. A mechanism for cutting carbon nanotubes with an STM. Imaging electron wave functions of quantized energy levels in carbon nanotubes.

Physics; Chemistry