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Abstract

Recent developments in scanning tunneling microscopy studies of the electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes are reviewed. A broad range of topics focused on the unique electronic properties of nanotubes are discussed, including () the underlying theoretical description of the electronic properties of nanotubes; () the roles of finite curvature and broken symmetries in perturbing electronic properties; () the unique one-dimensional energy dispersion in nanotubes; () the nature of end states; () quantum size effects in short tubes; () the interactions between local spins and carriers in metallic systems (the Kondo effect); and () the atomic structure and electronic properties of intramolecular junctions. The implications of these studies for understanding fundamental one-dimensional physics and future nanotube device applications are discussed.

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2002-10-01
2024-06-15
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