Electron transport in semiconducting chiral carbon nanotubes

M. Z. Kauser, A. Verma, P. P. Ruden

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We report on electron transport characteristics for semiconducting, single wall, chiral carbon nanotubes. The Boltzmann transport equation is solved indirectly by the Ensemble Monte Carlo method. The basis for the transport calculations is provided by electronic structure calculations within the framework of a simple tight binding model. Scattering mechanisms considered are due to the electron-phonon interactions involving longitudinal acoustic, longitudinal optic, and radial breathing mode phonons. Results show significantly increased Umklapp scattering processes due to the reduced Brillouin zone compared to zigzag nanotubes. However, the transient and steady-state transport characteristics are similar to those of zigzag CNTs with comparable diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic and Inorganic Nanotubes
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecular to Submicron Structures
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558998799, 9781558998797
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2006Apr 21 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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