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Issue 28, 2015
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A computational study of the quantum transport properties of a Cu–CNT composite

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Abstract

The quantum transport properties of a Cu–CNT composite are studied using a non-equilibrium Green's function approach combined with the self-consistent-charge density-functional tight-binding method. The results show that the electrical conductance of the composite depends strongly on CNT density and alignment but more weakly on chirality. Alignment with the applied bias is preferred and the conductance of the composite increases as its mass density increases.

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Submitted
12 Mar 2015
Accepted
22 Jun 2015
First published
23 Jun 2015

This article is Open Access

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 18273-18277
Article type
Communication

A computational study of the quantum transport properties of a Cu–CNT composite

M. Ghorbani-Asl, P. D. Bristowe and K. Koziol, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 18273
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01470K

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