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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J.
dc.creatorKelly, Kevin Francis
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:37:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:37:46Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/19405
dc.description.abstract Utilizing the scanning tunneling microscope, the electronic and structural properties of a variety of carbon based nanostructures, are explored. Among these, threefold electron scattering on graphite generated by vacancies and adsorbates is imaged using C60-functionalized STM tips. By comparing a simple theoretical model to the experimental results, it is possible to identify the exact location of the defect in the graphite lattice. It is also possible to qualitatively identify the bonding strength of various adsorbates. In addition to graphite, monolayers of disulfide derivatized fullerenes are probed with the STM. The self-assembling and electronic properties of these molecules are investigated. Lastly, comparisons are drawn from these experiments to similar investigations of functionalized carbon nanotubes.
dc.format.extent 79 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhysical chemistry
Electronics
Electrical engineering
Condensed matter physics
dc.title Investigating the electronic properties of carbon nanostructures with scanning tunneling microscopy
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Kelly, Kevin Francis. "Investigating the electronic properties of carbon nanostructures with scanning tunneling microscopy." (1999) PhD diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/19405.


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