Title
Partially unzipped carbon nanotubes as magnetic field sensors Partially unzipped carbon nanotubes as magnetic field sensors
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. :American Institute of Physics ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Volume/pages
100(2012) :23 , p. 232104,1-232104,3
ISSN
0003-6951
1077-3118
Article Reference
232104
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The conductance through graphene nanoribbons (GNR) connected to a partially unzipped carbon nanotube (CNT) is studied in the presence of an external magnetic field applied parallel to the long axis of the tube by means of non-equilibrium Green's function technique. We consider CNTs that are partially unzipped to form armchair-GNR/zigzag-CNT/armchair-GNR or zigzag-GNR/armchair-CNT/zigzag-GNR junctions. We find that the inclusion of a longitudinal magnetic field affects the electronic states only in the CNT region, leading to the suppression of the conductance at low energies. We demonstrate that both types of junctions can be used as magnetic field sensors. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4726039]
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