Mapping the one-dimensional electronic states of nanotube peapod structures

D. J. Hornbaker, Se-Jong Kahng, S. Misra, B. W. Smith, A. T. Johnson, E. J. Mele, D. E. Luzzi, A. Yazdani

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Arrays of C 60 molecules nested inside single-walled nanotubes represent a class of nanoscale materials having tunable properties. We report electronic measurements of this system made with a scanning tunneling microscope and demonstrate that the encapsulated C 60 molecules modify the local electronic structure of the nanotube. Our measurements and calculations also show that a periodic array of C 60 molecules gives rise to a hybrid electronic band, which derives its character from both the nanotube states and the C 60 molecular orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-831
Number of pages4
Issue number5556
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


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Hornbaker, D. J., Kahng, S-J., Misra, S., Smith, B. W., Johnson, A. T., Mele, E. J., Luzzi, D. E., & Yazdani, A. (2002). Mapping the one-dimensional electronic states of nanotube peapod structures. Science, 295(5556), 828-831.