Electron-interaction effects on transport characteristics of nanotubes

A. A. Farajian, K. Esfarjani, H. Mizuseki, Y. Kawazoe

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Using a tight-binding model within the mean-field approximation, the effects of different spin configurations on transport through carbon nanotubes are studied. It is observed that, in the absence of external magnetic field, the mean-field ground states of both semiconducting and metallic nanotubes are antiferromagnetic. As regards electronic/transport properties, a gap opens in the density of states of the metallic tubes for weak applied magnetic fields, and the magnetic field separates the conductance characteristics of spin-up and spin-down carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
EventProceedings of the Tsukuba Symposium on Carbon Nanotube in Com (CNT10) - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2001 Oct 32001 Oct 5


  • Mean-field approximation
  • Spin transport
  • Stable spin configuration


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