Mechanical and electrical properties of nanotubes

J. Bernholc, D. Brenner, M. Buongiorno Nardelli, V. Meunier, C. Roland

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The recent progress in understanding mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes was discussed. Nanotubes are ballistic conductors that can be used in a variety of nanodevices, which can operate at room temperature. The electrical properties of nanotubes are dominated by the graphitic π electrons, and many of the electronic phenomena can be explained by simple, nearly analytical models that consider only the two uppermost bands of graphite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-375
Number of pages29
JournalAnnual Review of Materials Science
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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