Charge transport in carbon nanotubes: Quantum effects of electron-phonon coupling

Stephan Roche, Jie Jiang, Luis E.F. Foa Torres, Riichiro Saito

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This review deals with the role of electron-phonon (e-ph) coupling in quantum transport of carbon nanotubes. First, the case of low-energy phonons and weak localization phenomena is addressed, followed by a summary of inelastic scattering lengths within the Fermi golden rule. A second part outlines the contribution of high-energy optic phonon modes, and discusses the applicability limits of semi-classical transport theory. The computational methodologies used to deepen the phonon-induced dephasing or inelastic transmission range from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation and Kubo framework to a novel many-body treatment of e-ph interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183203
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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