Electrical transport properties of C60 and C59N encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are investigated by fabricating them as the channels of field effect transistor (FET) devices at room temperature. Their measurements indicate that C60@SWNTs exhibit the enhanced p-type characteristics compared with the case of pristine SWNTs, whereas C59N@SWNTs show the n-type behavior. The novel transport properties of peapods can be explained by the charge-transfer effect, which can modify the electronic structure of SWNTs.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry