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

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Journal publication date10/2007
JournalPhysica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Journal number1
Number of pages4
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.