Theoretical and experimental investigations of three-terminal carbon nanotube nanorelays
Journal article, 2005

We present theoretical and experimental investigations of three-terminal nanoelectromechanical relays based on suspended carbon nanotubes. A charge is induced in the nanotube by applying a voltage to an underlying gate electrode thus inducing the nanotube to bend and make contact with a drain electrode. Such devices have potential applications as fast switches, logic devices, memory elements and pulse generators. We describe two modes of operation: a contact mode where the nanotube makes physical contact with the drain electrode and a non-contact mode where electrical contact between the nanotube and the drain electrode is made via a field emission current.

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S. Axelsson

Siemens industrial turbomachinery


Eleanor E B Campbell

University of Gothenburg

Magnus Jonsson


Jari Kinaret

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

SangWook Lee

University of Gothenburg

YungWoo Park

Seoul National University

Martin Sveningsson

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Atomic Physics

New Journal of Physics

1367-2630 (ISSN)

Vol. 7 245-

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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