Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nano Particles and Molecules Chapter 17

Charge Islands Through Tunneling

Authors: D.C. Robinson

Affilation: NASA Glenn Research Center, United States

Pages: 494 - 498

Keywords: nanotube, tunneling, discrete, trajectory, charge

It has been recently reported that the electrical charge in a semiconductive carbon nanotube is not evenly distributed, but rather it is divided into charge “islands” [1,2]. This paper links the aforementioned phenomenon to tunneling and provides further insight into the higher rate of tunneling processes, which makes tunneling devices attractive [3]. This paper also provides a basis for calculating the charge profile over the length of the tube so that nanoscale devices’ conductive properties may be fully exploited.

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504