Title

Correlated electrical breakdown in arrays of high density aligned carbon nanotubes

Authors

Authors

S. Shekhar; M. Erementchouk; M. N. Leuenberger;S. I. Khondaker

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION; THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS; ELECTRONICS; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We demonstrate that in a densely packed aligned array of single walled carbon nanotubes, the electrical breakdown of one nanotube leads to a highly correlated electrical breakdown of neighboring nanotubes, thereby producing a nanofissure. We show that the origin of the correlation is the electrostatic field of the broken nanotubes that produces locally inhomogeneous current and Joule heating distributions in the neighboring intact nanotubes triggering their breakdowns in the vicinity of the broken nanotubes. Our results suggest that the densely aligned arrays behave like a correlated solid. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3600664]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

98

Issue/Number

24

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000291803600088

ISSN

0003-6951

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