Quantum transport in carbon nanoscrolls

T. S. Li, M. F. Lin, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin

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The transport properties of carbon nanoscrolls in a uniform electric field are investigated by using the Landauer-Buttiker formula. The energy dispersions depend sensitively on the geometry and the field strength. The bandgaps may become zero and exhibit the semiconductor-metal transitions. Variations in the electronic structures with the geometry or the field strength are reflected in the conductance. The conductance exhibits a stepwise behavior, caused by the discrete number of quantized channels contributing to transport. The shoulders of the conductance are stretched out as temperature rises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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