Mapping the one-dimensional electronic states of nanotube peapod structures

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

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Arrays of C60 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 C60 molecules modify the local electronic structure of the nanotube. Our measurements and calculations also show that a periodic array of C60 molecules gives rise to a hybrid electronic band, which derives its character from both the nanotube states and the C60 molecular orbitals.

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

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