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A highly disordered pregraphitic carbon nanofiber with the product of its quasi-Fermi wave vector and mean free path close to 1 was fabricated using electrospinning technique. Strong localization made the conductivity vary with temperature as ln σ ∝ T−1/2 from 300 to 5 K, suggesting variable range hopping as the conductivity mechanism, and resulted in a large negative magnetoresistance from 300 K down to 1.9 K that can still be quantitatively described using weak localization and electron interaction models.

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Wang, Y. and Santiago-Avilés. (2006). Large negative magnetoresistance and strong localization in highly disordered electrospun pregraphitic carbon nanofiber. Applied Physics Letters 89, 123119.

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Date Posted: 17 August 2011

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