Berry's Phase and Absence of Back Scattering in Carbon Nanotubes

Tsuneya Ando, Takeshi Nakanishi, Riichiro Saito

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The absence of back scattering in carbon nanotubes is shown to be ascribed to Berry's phase which corresponds to a sign change of the wave function under a spin rotation of a neutrino-like particle in a two-dimensional graphite. Effects of trigonal warping of the bands appearing in a higher order k · p approximation are shown to give rise to a small probability of back scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2857-2862
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Berry's phase
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Effective-mass theory
  • Fullerene tube
  • Graphite
  • Impurity scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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