Multiprobe transport experiments on individual single-wall carbon nanotubes

A. Bezryadin, A. R.M. Verschueren, S. J. Tans, C. Dekker

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Deposition of individual single-wall carbon nanotubes over multiple (up to seven) Pt nanoelectrodes is realized. Two-probe and four-probe transport measurements between adjacent pairs of electrodes show similar but not identical single-electron Coulomb charging signatures at low temperatures. The observations indicate that nanotubes can behave as a chain of quantum wires connected in series. We argue that the local harriers separating these islands may be caused by bending of the tube near the edges of electrodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4036-4039
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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