14. Electronic Transport in Graphitic Carbon Nanoribbons

  1. De-En Jiang5 and
  2. Zhongfang Chen6
  1. Eduardo Costa Girão1,
  2. Liangbo Liang2,
  3. Jonathan Owens2,
  4. Eduardo Cruz-Silva2,3,
  5. Bobby G. Sumpter4 and
  6. Vincent Meunier2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118691281.ch14

Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives

Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives

How to Cite

Girão, E. C., Liang, L., Owens, J., Cruz-Silva, E., Sumpter, B. G. and Meunier, V. (2013) Electronic Transport in Graphitic Carbon Nanoribbons, in Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives (eds D.-E. Jiang and Z. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118691281.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

  2. 6

    Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA

  4. 4

    Center of Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119942122

Online ISBN: 9781118691281



  • transport;
  • electronic structure;
  • graphene;
  • thermoelectricity


This chapter reviews recent progress in describing electron transport in graphitic nanoribbons (GNRs) from a theoretical and computational perspective and how works reported in the literature provide unique physicochemical insight applicable to the development of novel GNR-based materials and devices. The chapter first analyses the general quantum mechanical framework needed to evaluate electronic transport in nanostructured materials. The chapter then goes on describing the general properties of GNRs, including their transport and thermoelectric properties. Those properties are reviewed and discussed within the context of experimental feasibility.