Detecting single molecules inside a carbon nanotube to control molecular sequences using inertia trapping phenomenon
Journal article, 2012

Here we show the detection of single gas molecules inside a carbon nanotube based on the change in resonance frequency and amplitude associated with the inertia trapping phenomenon. As its direct implication, a method for controlling the sequence of small molecule is then proposed to realize the concept of manoeuvring of matter atom by atom in one dimension. The detection as well as the implication is demonstrated numerically with the molecular dynamics method. It is theoretically assessed that it is possible for a physical model to be fabricated in the very near future.

Author

Zhili Hu

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Gustaf Mårtensson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Murali Murugesan

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Yifeng Fu

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Xingming Guo

Shanghai University

Johan Liu

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 101 13 Art. no. 133105- 133105

Smart integration of GaN and SiC high power electronics for industrial and RF applications (SMARTPOWER)

European Commission (FP7), 2011-09-01 -- 2015-07-31.

Areas of Advance

Production

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1063/1.4754617

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10/7/2017