Low-energy electron transmission in a partially unzipped zigzag nanotube
Space Research Institute of NAS and NSA of Ukraine, Kyiv, 03680, Ukraine
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Revised: 3 September 2010
Published online: 6 October 2010
Based on the nearest-neighbor tight-binding approximation, we present exact analytical expressions for electron transmission in nanotube/ribbon junctions, generated by incomplete unzipping of zigzag nanotubes. By assuming one-dimer-line difference in the widths of the leads, it is demonstrated that such a contact exhibits zero backscattering of low-energy electrons entering from the graphene side of the junction. We also show that a zigzag nanotube section sandwiched between two armchair graphene ribbons is completely transparent for incident low-energy electrons. Possible application of the results to nanosensor engineering is also included.
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2010