James Hone


Basic Information:
  • Position:  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Address: Columbia University Department of Mechanical Engineering
    220 SW Mudd, Mail Code 4703, New York NY 10027
  • E-mail:  jh2228@columbia.edu
  • Phone:  (212) 854-6244
  • Fax: (212) 854-3304
  • Hone Group Webpage: click here

Research Interests

I have spent the last few years studying various aspects of carbon nanotubes.  Nanotubes are graphene sheets wrapped into cylinders with diameters on the order of nanometers and lengths of up to many microns.  For links to nanotube-related sites, go to the nanotube page .  My previous research, at Caltech (in the group of  M.L. Roukes ), the University of Pennsylvania (in the groups of A.T. "Charlie" Johnson and J.E. Fischer ) and UC Berkeley (in the group of Alex Zettl ), focused on thermal and thermoelectric properties of nanotubes.  These are summarized in a chapter of a recently-published book on nanotubes, published by Springer-Verlag. For a PDF version of a draft of that chapter, click here .  Click here for the slides from my talk at the NT01 conference (Potsdam, Germany).  Click here for my CV.

Selected Publications

J. Hone, M.C Llaguno, M.J. Biercuk, A.T. Johnson, B. Batlogg, Z. Benes, J.E. Fischer, “Thermal properties of carbon nanotubes and nanotube-based materials.” Applied Physics A 74, 339-343 (2002).
C. Coulon, A. Pénicaud, R. Clérac, R. Moret, P. Launois, and J. Hone, “Metal-Insulator and Structural Phase Transition Observed by ESR Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction in KC60,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4346 (2001).
Keith Bradley, Seung-Hoon Jhi, Phillip G. Collins, J. Hone, Marvin L. Cohen, S.G. Louie, and A. Zettl, “Is the Intrinsic Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes Positive?” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4361 (2000).
J. Hone, B. Batlogg, Z. Benes, A. T. Johnson, and J. E. Fischer, “Quantized phonon spectrum of single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Science 289 , 1730 (2000).
J. Hone, M. C. Llaguno, N. M. Nemes, A. T. Johnson, J. E. Fischer, D. A. Walters, M. J. Casavant, J. Schmidt, and R. E. Smalley, “Electrical and thermal transport properties of magnetically aligned single wall carbon nanotube films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 666 (2000).
Marc Bockrath, J. Hone, A. Zettl, Paul L. McEuen, Andrew G. Rinzler, and Richard E. Smalley, "Chemical doping of individual semiconducting carbon-nanotube ropes," PRB 61 R10606 (2000).
T. M. deSwiet, J.L. Yarger, T. Wagberg, J. Hone, B.J. Gross, M. Tomaselli, J.J. Titman, A. Zettl, and M. Mehring, " Electron Spin Density Distribution in the Polymer Phase of CsC60:  Assignment of the NMR Spectrum," PRL 84, 717 (2000).
J. Hone, M. Whitney, C. Piskoti, and A. Zettl, "Thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes," PRB 59, R2514 (1999)
J. Hone, I. Ellwood, M. Muno, Ari Mizel, Marvin L. Cohen, A. Zettl, Andrew G. Rinzler, and R. E. Smalley, "Thermoelectric power of single-walled carbon nanotubes," PRL 80, 1042 (1998).
P. Launois, R. Moret, J. Hone, and A. Zettl, "Evidence for Distinct Polymer Chain Orientations in KC60 and RbC60 ," PRL 81 4420 (1998).