Abstract

My research has been focused on two main areas. First, electronic transports in chiral carbon nanotubes in the presence of charged adatoms. To study such systems we employed recursive Greens function technique to evaluate the conductance using the Landauer formula. Comparing with the experimental data, we determined the effective amplitude and the range of scattering potentials. In addition, using a similar approach we explained qualitatively an unusual conductance feature in a metallic carbon nanotube. The second part of my study was concerned to the dynamical spin injection and spin currents in low-dimensional materials. We have developed an atomistic model to express the injected spin current in terms of the systems Greens function. The new formulation provides a framework to study the spin injection and relaxation of a system with an arbitrary structure.

Graduation Date

2017

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Mucciolo, Eduardo

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Physics

Degree Program

Physics

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0006550

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0006550

Language

English

Release Date

May 2017

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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Physics Commons

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