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Chirality transitions and transport properties of individual few-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by in situ TEM probing

Tang D., Kvashnin D.G., Cretu O., Nemoto Y., Uesugi F., Takeguchi M., Zhou X., Hsia F., Liu C., Sorokin P.B., Kawamoto N., Mitome M., Cheng H., Golberg D., Bando Y.
Тип документаJournal Article
Дата публикации2018-11-01
Название журналаUltramicroscopy
Квартиль по SCImagoQ1
Квартиль по Web of ScienceQ1
Импакт-фактор 20212.99
ISSN03043991, 18792723
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Краткое описание
Physical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are closely related to the atomic structure, i.e. the chirality. It is highly desirable to develop a technique to modify their chirality and control the resultant transport properties. Herein, we present an in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) probing method to monitor the chirality transition and transport properties of individual few-walled CNTs. The changes of tube structure including the chirality are stimulated by programmed bias pulses and associated Joule heating. The chirality change of each shell is analyzed by nanobeam electron diffraction. Supported by molecular dynamics simulations, a preferred chirality transition path is identified, consistent with the Stone-Wales defect formation and dislocation sliding mechanism. The electronic transport properties are measured along with the structural changes, via fabricating transistors using the individual nanotubes as the suspended channels. Metal-to-semiconductor transitions are observed along with the chirality changes as confirmed by both the electron diffraction and electrical measurements. Apart from providing an alternative route to control the chirality of CNTs, the present work demonstrates the rare possibility of obtaining the dynamic structure-properties relationships at the atomic and molecular levels.
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1. Tang D.-M. и др. Chirality transitions and transport properties of individual few-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by in situ TEM probing // Ultramicroscopy. 2018. Т. 194. С. 108–116.


DO - 10.1016/j.ultramic.2018.07.012

UR -

TI - Chirality transitions and transport properties of individual few-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by in situ TEM probing

T2 - Ultramicroscopy

AU - Tang, Dai-Ming

AU - Kvashnin, Dmitry G.

AU - Cretu, Ovidiu

AU - Nemoto, Yoshihiro

AU - Uesugi, Fumihiko

AU - Takeguchi, Masaki

AU - Zhou, Xin

AU - Hsia, Feng-Chun

AU - Liu, Chang

AU - Sorokin, Pavel B.

AU - Kawamoto, Naoyuki

AU - Mitome, Masanori

AU - Cheng, Hui-Ming

AU - Golberg, Dmitri

AU - Bando, Yoshio

PY - 2018

DA - 2018/11

PB - Elsevier BV

SP - 108-116

VL - 194

SN - 0304-3991

ER -

BibTex |


doi = {10.1016/j.ultramic.2018.07.012},

url = {},

year = 2018,

month = {nov},

publisher = {Elsevier {BV}},

volume = {194},

pages = {108--116},

author = {Dai-Ming Tang and Dmitry G. Kvashnin and Ovidiu Cretu and Yoshihiro Nemoto and Fumihiko Uesugi and Masaki Takeguchi and Xin Zhou and Feng-Chun Hsia and Chang Liu and Pavel B. Sorokin and Naoyuki Kawamoto and Masanori Mitome and Hui-Ming Cheng and Dmitri Golberg and Yoshio Bando},

title = {Chirality transitions and transport properties of individual few-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by in situ {TEM} probing}


Tang, Dai-Ming et al. “Chirality Transitions and Transport Properties of Individual Few-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Revealed by in Situ TEM Probing.” Ultramicroscopy 194 (2018): 108–116. Crossref. Web.