Quantum dots in carbon nanotubes

Koji Ishibashi, Tetsuya Ida, Masaki Suzuki, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Yoshinobu Aoyagi

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A technology to fabricate electrical contacts on individual single-wall carbon nanotubes has been developed, and electrical measurements are carried out below 4.2 Kelvin. The electrical transport property at low temperatures has basically been characterized as a quantum dot with a pronounced Coulomb blockade effect and zero dimensional confined levels. A microwave response to the nanotube quantum dot is also studied to further characterize the quantum dot. It is discussed how and where the tunnel barrier is formed to realize the quantum dot in a sample. The microwave irradiation effect on the quantum dot turns out to be a classical modulation of the source drain voltage, and is discussed considering the various energy and time scales associated with the transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7053-7057
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number12 B
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Coulomb blockade
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Quantum dot
  • SWNT
  • Zero dimensional level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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