Zoran P. Popović, Tatjana Vuković, Božidar Nikolić, Milan Damnjanović, Ivanka Milošević


We studied electron transport in single wall carbon nanotubes placed in stationary homogeneous electric fields, oriented along tubes. Electron distributions for various electric fields are determined by solving stationary multi bands Boltzmann transport equation in presence of electron phonon scattering mechanisms. Contributions of all possible scattering channels, allowed by selection rules and energy conservation, are taken into account for finding scattering rate and collision integrals. As it is previously predicted, large electron drift velocities in straight single wall carbon nanotubes are obtained.  Frequent electron scattering as well as low group velocity have strong impact on reduction of drift velocity in helically coiled carbon nanotubes. 


helically coiled carbon nanotubes, electron-phonon interaction, drift velocity.

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