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Molecular junctions by joining single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Abstract:

Crossing single-walled carbon nanotubes can be joined by electron beam welding to form molecular junctions. Stable junctions of various geometries are created in situ in a transmission electron microscope. Electron beam exposure at high temperatures induces structural defects which promote the joining of tubes via cross-linking of dangling bonds. The observations are supported by molecular dynamics simulations which show that the creation of vacancies and interstitials induces the formation o...

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Terrones, M More by this author
Banhart, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Materials
Charlier, JC More by this author
Terrones, H More by this author
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Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
89
Issue:
7
Pages:
075505
Publication date:
2002-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:4dcdfcc1-0081-4ba0-9885-dba3ffd9ea88
Source identifiers:
24652
Local pid:
pubs:24652
Language:
English

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