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Title: Effect of electromagnetic radiation on an array of weakly interacting carbon nanotubes in the presence of nanosecond pulses

For metallic 'zigzag'-type carbon nanotubes, the dependence of a nonlinear current on an ac electric field with an inclined-leading-edge width of {Delta}T = 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} s and wavelength of {lambda} Almost-Equal-To 1 mm is studied. It is theoretically and numerically shown that the surface current is almost independent of the nanotube radius. In the case of semiconductor zigzag-type nanotubes, the radiation of a two-frequency CO{sub 2} laser with a constant amplitude is considered as an ac electric field. The dependence on the relaxation time in the Boltzmann kinetic equation is studied. The optimal conditions for terahertz-radiation generation are achieved when the relaxation time is 40 fs. It is numerically found that the amplified radiation amplitude behaves as beats.
Authors:
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  1. Snezhinsk Physics and Technology Institute of the National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI' (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22210537
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; AMPLITUDES; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; CARBON NANOTUBES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; KINETIC EQUATIONS; RELAXATION TIME; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SURFACES