2-D localization in single wall carbon nanotube network synthesized by arc-plasma method

G. T. Kim, J. G. Park, Y. W. Park, K. Liu, G. Düsberg, S. Roth

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Resistivity ρ(T) and magnetoresistance (MR), ((ρ(H)-ρ(H=0))/ρ(H=0), of the entangled single wall carbon nanotube (SWCN) network are studied. The temperature dependence of the resistivity shows the negative dρ/dT from T=4.2K to 300K, which fits well to the 2-dimensional variable range hopping (VRH) (ρ(T)=ρ0exp((T0/T)1/3)) formula with T0 = 259.2 K. The overall MR shows a negative H2 behavior at low magnetic field. At T≤3.8K and high magnetic field, the negative MR turns to be positive. The positive MR becomes saturating for H>10 Tesla. The negative MR with a positive upturn can be decomposed into a positive contribution from the 2-dimensional spin-dependent VRH and a negative contribution from the 2-dimensional weak localization (WL). Moreover we report the interesting chain-like ring structures found from the by-products of SWCNs synthesized by the arc-plasma method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2551-2554
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 24
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: 1998 Jul 121998 Jul 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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