Tunable electronic transport properties of silicon-fullerene-linked nanowires: Semiconductor, conducting wire, and tunnel diode

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Nishio, Kengo; Ozaki, Taisuke; Morishita, Tetsuya; Mikami, Masuhiro;
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review B,volume 81,issue 11,pages115444-1-115444-11 (issn: 1098-0121)
  • Subject: conducting wires | silicon-fullerene-linked nanowires | semiconductor | Tunable electronic transport properties | tunnel diodes
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Materials Science | Condensed Matter::Superconductivity | Condensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect

We explore the possibility of controllable tuning of the electronic transport properties of silicon-fullerene-linked nanowires by encapsulating guest atoms into their cages. Our first-principles calculations demonstrate that the guest-free nanowires are semiconductors, ... View more
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