Quantum transport in carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

Electronic transport through nanostructures can be very different from trans- port in macroscopic conductors, especially at low temperatures. Carbon na- notubes are tiny cylinders made of carbon atoms. Their remarkable electronic and mechanical properties, together with their small size (a few nm in diameter), make them very attractive for scientific research, both from the basic as well as from the technological point of view. This thesis describes experimental research aimed at understanding electronic transport through carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at low temperatures.