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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567173913001181
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1844-1859
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent applied physics
Volume13
Issue number8
Early online date23 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Abstract

Thanks to their excellent mechanical properties as well as interesting electrical characteristics, carbon nanotubes are among the most widely used materials for the study of electromechanical properties. This review paper presents the physical properties and the potential applications of carbon nanotube based nanoelectromechanical devices. We present an overview of fabrication methods followed by a discussion of the physical properties of CNT-NEMS. Finally some potential applications are discussed.

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  • carbon nanotubes, nanoelectromechanical devices

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