Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION; THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS; ELECTRONICS; Physics, Applied
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.
Applied Physics Letters
Shekhar, Shashank; Erementchouck, Mikhail; Leuenberger, Michael N.; and Khondaker, Saiful I., "Correlated electrical breakdown in arrays of high density aligned carbon nanotubes" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1897.