Thermal radiation from carbon nanotubes in the terahertz range

A. M. Nemilentsau, G. Ya Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko

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The thermal radiation from an isolated finite-length carbon nanotube (CNT) is theoretically investigated both in near- and far-field zones. The formation of the discrete spectrum in metallic CNTs in the terahertz range is demonstrated due to the reflection of strongly slowed-down surface-plasmon modes from CNT ends. The effect does not appear in semiconductor CNTs. The concept of a CNT as a thermal nanoantenna is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number147403
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 5 2007


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