Temperature dependence of zero-bias conductance of the vanadium (V)/multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT)/V structure is studied. As temperature is reduced, the conductance decreases with a functional form consistent with a power law. For the first time, we find that the exponent depends significantly on gate voltage. This exponent dependence cannot be explained by Luttinger-liquid theory for ballistic MWNTs. We interpret the obtained results within the framework of the nonconventional Coulomb blockade theory for strongly disordered MWNTs.
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