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Diffraction effects in honeycomb arrays of multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Author(s): Brian R. Kimball; Joel B. Carlson; Diane M. Steeves; Krzysztof Kempa; Zhifeng Ren; Pengfei Wu; Thomas Kempa; Glynda Benham; Y. Wang; Wenzhi Li; A. Herczynski; Jacob Rybczynski; Devulapali V.G.L.N. Rao
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Paper Abstract

Carbon nanotubes were grown on silicon and quartz substrates in a honeycomb configuration using self-assembly nanosphere lithography and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition methods. Photonic nanoarrays were fabricated with varying spacing and carbon nanotube height. Both periodic and nonperiodic arrays were produced and evaluated. Optical properties of the arrays were studied and related to array geometry. Three dimensional diffraction maps were created that reveal the manner in which the nanoarrays interact with visible light. The unique optical properties of the arrays combined with the excellent mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes indicates that these materials may find many uses in the field of optoelectronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5515, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559752
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Brian R. Kimball, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (United States)
Joel B. Carlson, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (United States)
Diane M. Steeves, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (United States)
Krzysztof Kempa, Boston College (United States)
Zhifeng Ren, Boston College (United States)
Pengfei Wu, Univ. of Massachusetts/Boston (United States)
Thomas Kempa, Boston College (United States)
Glynda Benham, MegaWave Corp. (United States)
Y. Wang, Boston College (United States)
Wenzhi Li, Boston College (United States)
A. Herczynski, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Jacob Rybczynski, Univ. of Massachusetts/Boston (United States)
Devulapali V.G.L.N. Rao, Univ. of Massachusetts/Boston (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5515:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices
Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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