ELECTROMECHANICAL NANOTUBE TUNNELING DEVICE COMPRISING SOURCE, DRAIN AND GATE
Patent, 2011

The present invention relates to a nanotube device (100) comprising a nanotube with a longitudinal and a lateral extension, a structure for supporting at least a first part of the nanotube, and first means for exerting a force upon the nanotube in a first direction defined by its lateral extension. At least a second part of the nanotube protrudes beyond the support of said structure, so that when said force exceeds a certain level, the second part of the nanotube will flex in the direction of its lateral extension, and thereby close a first electrical circuit. Suitably, the first means for exerting said force upon the nanotube is an electrical means, the force being created by applying a voltage to the means. The device allows for quantum mechanics tunnel effects, both at a source and at a drain electrode.

Inventor

Susanne Viefers

Tomas Nord

Jari Kinaret

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Magnus Jonsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Sven Axelsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics

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