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|Journal publication date||10/2007|
|Journal||Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures|
|Number of pages||4|
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.