Electron beam induced electronic transport in alkyl amine-intercalated VOx nanotubes

C. O'Dwyer, V. Lavayen, C.E. Clavijo Cedeno, C.M. Sotomayor Torres

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    The electron beam induced electronic transport in primary alkyl amine-intercalated V2O5 nanotubes is investigated where the organic amine molecules are employed as molecular conductive wires to an aminosilanized substrate surface and contacted to Au interdigitated electrode contacts. The results demonstrate that the high conductivity of the nanotubes is related to the non-resonant tunnelling through the amine molecules and a reduced polaron hopping conduction through the vanadium oxide itself. Both nanotube networks and individual nanotubes exhibit similarly high conductivities where the minority carrier transport is bias dependent and nanotube diameter invariant.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)2102-2106
    JournalPhysica Status Solidi. B: Basic Research
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/511616

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