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Final Report - CARDEQ (Carbon Nanotube devices at the quantum limit)

Project ID: 021285-2
Funded under: FP6-IST


This is the final activity report of the 'Carbon nanotube devices at the quantum limit' (Cardeq) project. Funded under the Sixth Framework Programme, Cardeq exploited carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to build a device sensitive enough to measure the masses of atoms and molecules.

Made from thin sheets of carbon only one atom thick - known as graphene - rolled into a tube only a few nanometres across, CNts has been the nanotechnologist's dream. Some nanotubes turn out to be semiconductors, depending on how the graphene sheet is wound, and it is these that offer the solution that Cardeq has developed.

Cardeq was organised in four work packages which are presented in the report. Work package 1 and 2 concentrated on evaluating the sensitivity of field-effect and single-electron transistors made of semiconducting CNTs. Work package 3 and 4 were devoted to the development of single walled and multiwalled CNTs and CNT-based Josephson junctions.

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