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J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2007 Apr-May;7(4-5):1239-67.

Electrical properties and applications of carbon nanotube structures.

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0411, USA.


The experimentally verified electrical properties of carbon nanotube structures and manifestations in related phenomena such as thermoelectricity, superconductivity, electroluminescence, and photoconductivity are reviewed. The possibility of using naturally formed complex nanotube morphologies, such as Y-junctions, for new device architectures are then considered. Technological applications of the electrical properties of nanotube derived structures in transistor applications, high frequency nanoelectronics, field emission, and biological sensing are then outlined. The review concludes with an outlook on the technological potential of nanotubes and the need for new device architectures for nanotube systems integration.

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