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Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Year Degree Awarded

Summer 2014

First Advisor

Sigfrid Yngvesson

Second Advisor

Eric Polizzi

Third Advisor

Neal Anderson

Subject Categories

Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Engineering Physics

Abstract

A new method is presented to model carbon nanotubes (CNT) of

micron length. The Newton-Poisson-Brillouin (NPB) model uses

Newtonian physics to model the interaction of a population of

thermally excited quasi-particles. The NPB model is self-consistent

with Poisson’s equation, and the quasi-particles are confined to the

CNT’s band structure. In this work, we explore the parameter space of

the model.

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