In this study, the mechanical, thermal, field-emissive, and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes were investigated using the molecular dynamics and first-principle calculation methods. Carbon nanotubes possess many outstanding characteristics (e.g. flexibility, elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, and high electrical conductivity) that lend themselves to a superior opto-electronics design. For this reason, carbon nanotubes have been used extensively in the design of applications such as atomic force microscope probes, solar cells, fuel cells, nanowire, field-emission flat panel displays, gas detectors and biosensors, composition, and single electron transistors.
Our carbon nanotube research on Young`s modulus, filed emission, composition, and nanoscale bio-channel has been published in several international papers such as Journal of Physical Chemistry B (JPCB), Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Research Letters (NRL), and the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan (JPSJ) as well as various conference articles. Additionally, we have participated in numerous projects commissioned by Taiwan’s National Science Council (NSC) as well as various projects for domestic industry.