Advanced Materials

Inside Front Cover: The Intramolecular Junctions of Carbon Nanotubes (Adv. Mater. 15/2008)

Authors

  • Dacheng Wei,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)Fax: (+86) 10–62559373
    2. The Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100064 (P. R. China)
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  • Yunqi Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)Fax: (+86) 10–62559373
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)Fax: (+86) 10–62559373.
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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are regarded as ideal candidates for the next generation of nanoelectronics. To realize CNT-based electronics, intramolecular junctions are required components, connecting different CNTs for integration, and acting as act as functional building blocks in circuits, such as rectifiers, field-effect transistors, switches, amplifiers, and photoelectrical devices. Many advances have been achieved, but some challenges also exist. The reviewby Dacheng Wei and Yunqi Li on p. 2815 discusses the synthesis, properties, and applications of intramolecular junctions of CNTs and their future applications in the field.

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