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Electron Transport and Velocity Oscillations in a Carbon Nanotube

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4 Author(s)
Akturk, A. ; Univ. of Maryland, College Park ; Pennington, Gary ; Goldsman, N. ; Wickenden, Alma

We report Monte Carlo (MC) simulation results showing applied bias dependent spatial velocity oscillations for semiconducting single-walled zig-zag carbon nanotubes (CNTs). MC simulations show velocity oscillations in CNTs at different lengths due to high scattering rates associated with optical phonon emissions in the one-dimensional CNT system. The frequencies of these oscillations are as high as 30 THz. In addition, we investigate average ensemble electron velocities as a function of tube length.

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Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

July 2007

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