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The electronic transport properties of N@C-60@(n, m) carbon nanotube peapods

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)99-102
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


In this paper we use ab initio density functional theory (DFT) to calculate the electronic transport properties of the endohedral fullerene N@C-60 encapsulated within (n, m) single-waited carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to produce carbon nanotube peapods (CNPs). By comparing the electronic properties Of C-60@(n, m) and N@C-60@(n, m) CNPs, we demonstrate that due to the inertness of the inner surface of the C-60 cage, the nitrogen is very well protected from its environment.