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Pristine Carbon Nanostructures


Carbon nanostructures come in all shapes and sizes, from the famous football-shaped C60 to monster fullerenes and nanotubes containing thousands of carbon atoms. Due to their fascinating electronic and mechanical properties these carbon nanostructures promise applications for nanoelectronics and nanoengineering, e.g. as molecular transistors, field emitters and STM tips. Especially, the electronic properties of  single wall carbon nanotubes vary depend on the wrapping angle and diameter of the graphene sheet giving either metallic or semiconducting behavior.  Hence, carbon nanostructures could serve as ideal building blocks for future bottom-up electronics.

  • Pristine Carbon Nanotubes
  • Pristine Fullerenes
  • Graphene and Graphite




Electronic Properties of Materials
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