Applied Physics A

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 481–483 | Cite as

Y-branching of single walled carbon nanotubes

  • P. Nagy
  • R. Ehlich
  • L.P. Biró
  • J. Gyulai
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Abstract.

Y-branching was observed by scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) in single wall carbon nanotubes grown by thermal decomposition of C60 fullerene in the presence of transition metals. These novel carbon nanostructures may play an important role in carbon-based nanoelectronics.

PACS: 61.16.Ch; 81.05.Tp; 81.05.Zx 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Nagy
    • 1
  • R. Ehlich
    • 2
  • L.P. Biró
    • 1
  • J. Gyulai
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, 1525 Budapest, P.O. Box 49, HungaryHU
  2. 2.Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max Born Strasse 2A, 12489 Berlin, GermanyDE

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