Current-carrying capacity of double-wall carbon nanotubes

Sunkyung Moon, Woon Song, Nam Kim, Joon Sung Lee, Pil Sun Na, Soon Gul Lee, Jongwan Park, Myung Hwa Jung, Hyun Woo Lee, Kicheon Kang, Cheol Jin Lee, Jinhee Kim

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We have studied electrical transport characteristics of individual double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWNT) under high bias voltages. As the bias voltage applied to the carbon nanotubes increases, the outermost shell of the DWNTs broke down sequentially, which enabled us to determine the current-carrying capacity of each shell. The maximum current-carrying capacity per shell was about 150 μA, which is well above that of any other previous reports.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235201
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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