Pressure dependence of the thermoelectric power of single-walled carbon nanotubes

N. Barišić, R. Gaál, I. Kézsmárki, G. Mihály, L. Forró

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We have measured the thermoelectric power (S) of high-purity single-walled carbon nanotube mats as a function of temperature at various hydrostatic pressures up to 2.0 GPa. The thermoelectric power is positive, and it increases in a monotonic way with increasing temperature for all pressures. The low-temperature (formula presented) linear thermoelectric power is pressure independent and is characteristic for metallic nanotubes. At higher temperatures it is enhanced and though (formula presented) is linear again above about 100 K it has a nonzero intercept. This enhancement is strongly pressure dependent and is related to the change of the phonon population with hydrostatic pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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