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VOLUME 80 | ISSUE 2 | PAGE 140
Electronic spectrum and ballistic transport in bent nanotubes
A. V. Chaplik
Institute of Semiconductor Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, 965-80 Japan


PACS: 61.46.+w
Abstract
It is shown that bending of a nanotube leads to splitting the electron energy levels due to breaking the azimuthal symmetry. The bent section of the nanotube acts as a scatterer for ballistic carriers resulting in qualitative changes in the dependence of conductance on the Fermi energy.


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