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Volume 24 (2001), Issue 3, Pages 165-168

Quantization of the Electric Conductivity in Carbon Nanotubes

Sapienza S.L. Scientific Consultants, C/Julio Palacios 11, 9-B, Madrid 28029, Spain

Received 16 April 2001; Accepted 5 May 2001

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, the electric conductivity of carbon nanotubes is investigated by deriving a mathematical expression for the quantized conductance in an ideal one-dimensional potential well with a single electron moving in it. Our results are compared with experimental data.