Tutorial: Linear surface conductivity of an achiral single-wall carbon nanotube

Andrei M. Nemilentsau

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Abstract

Theoretical consideration of electromagnetic scattering by single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and SWNT arrays requires knowledge of the linear surface conductivity of an SWNT. An expression for the surface conductivity of an infinitely long SWNT was derived by Slepyan et al. [Phys. Rev. B 60, 17136-17149 (1999)]. The twin purposes of this tutorial are to succinctly discuss the derivation using the density matrix formalism and to provide ready-to-use expressions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050401
JournalJournal of Nanophotonics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2011

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Density matrix
  • Surface conductivity

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