Tuesday, July 3, 2007

the pea pod transistor

Nested C60 molecules in a carbon nanotube, like peas in a pea pod, alters the electronic characteristics of the tube. These characteristics can also be altered by the type and number of fullerenes inserted. The pea pod design has been proposed, and studied in depth, for use as a single electron FET.

It may be a good sign that the stuff a lot of people are interested in, building careers on, are relatively easy to model in software, at least at this level. Nothing posted here based on real science ever called for the rabbit foot rubbing.

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