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Bending-mode vibration of a suspended nanotube resonator

Witkamp, Benoit and Poot, Menno and van der Zant, Herre S. J. (2006) Bending-mode vibration of a suspended nanotube resonator. NANO LETTERS, 6 (12). pp. 2904-2908.

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We have used a suspended carbon nanotube as a frequency mixer to detect its own mechanical motion. A single gate-dependent resonance is observed, which we attribute to the fundamental bending mode vibration of the suspended carbon nanotubes. A continuum model is used to fit the gate dependence of the resonance frequency, from which we obtain values for the fundamental frequency, the residual and gate-induced tension in the nanotube. This analysis shows that the nanotubes in our devices have no slack and that, by applying a gate voltage, the nanotube can be tuned from a regime without strain to a regime where it behaves as a vibrating string under tension.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:3075
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 12:55
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 14:56

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