Modelling suspended carbon nanotube resonators

M. Poot, B. Witkamp, M. A. Otte, H. S.J. Van Der Zant

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We study the bending mode vibration in suspended carbon nanotubes. Based on the theory of continuum mechanics, we have developed a model for flexural oscillations of suspended nanotubes. A detailed analysis of the electrostatic force, the scaling behavior of the model and the gate tuning is given. The model is used to fit experimental data and to reconstruct the gate dependence of the tension and strain in the nanotube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4252-4256
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


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