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Journal of Nanophotonics

Terahertz electrical conductivity and optical characterization of composite nonaligned single- and multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Author(s): Ehsan Dadrasnia; Sujitha Puthukodan; Horacio Lamela
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Paper Abstract

We employed noncontact terahertz time-domain spectroscopy to investigate and compare the electrical/optical properties of nonaligned single-walled carbon nanotube and nonaligned multiwalled carbon nanotube thin films. Using Drude–Lorentz model together with the Maxwell Garnett effective medium theory, we determined the electrical conductivities from the extracted data of differential complex terahertz analysis in the frequency range of 0.1 to 2 THz. The results demonstrate that the conductivity of isotropic single-walled carbon nanotube thin film is almost two times larger compared to isotropic multiwalled carbon nanotube thin film due to the increased number of surface defects and the availability of mobile carriers. By using Drude–Lorentz model, the broadening optical density and conductivity can be studied at higher frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2014
PDF: 11 pages
J. Nanophoton. 8(1) 083099 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.8.083099
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 8, Issue 1
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Ehsan Dadrasnia, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Sujitha Puthukodan, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


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