The effect of annealing on the electronic properties of nanotubes has been studied. The conduction ESR intensity is temperature-independent for both annealed and non-annealed nanotubes. However, the g-value of the nanotubes and its temperature dependence change significantly after annealing. These results suggest that some types of defects are present in the nanotubes which are then removed by the annealing process. The ESR studies of the annealed nanotubes indicate that the intrinsic electronic properties of nanotubes are quite different from those of graphite.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry