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Condensed Matter > Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics

Title: Effect of Electron-RBM Phonon Interaction on Conductance of carbon nanotubes

Abstract: We use the energy analysis as a perturbative method to study the effect of electron-radial breathing mode (RBM) phonon interaction on the electrical conductivity of long metallic zigzag carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The band structure of zigzag CNTs is calculated by exerting zone-folding method on relations derived by using the nearest neighbor approximation of tight-binding expression for the $\pi$ valence and conduction bands of graphene. The small hollow cylinder model, with two different approximations, is used to obtain the RBM frequency in our calculation. As the result, we have calculated the effects of electron$ - $RBM phonon interaction on the conductance of zigzag CNTs. It has been observed that current is a step$ - $like function of bias voltage because of the absorption or emission by electron injection in the system. Moreover, the dependence of the conductance to the temperature in low bias and high bias voltages has been studied. In this paper, we propose a simple and useful method for phonon spectroscopy. Also, since RBM mode determines the geometry and structure of CNT, this approach can be used for characterization of CNTs.
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall); Materials Science (cond-mat.mtrl-sci)
Cite as: arXiv:1803.06565 [cond-mat.mes-hall]
  (or arXiv:1803.06565v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall] for this version)

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From: Reyhaneh Taj [view email]
[v1] Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:11:50 GMT (196kb,D)