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Microwave applications of carbon nanotubes: nano-antennas and nano-switches
Author(s): Afshin Ziaei; Matthieu Le Baillif; Sébastien Demoustier; Eric Minoux
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a starting study of carbon nanotube usefulness in microwave applications, mainly in the field of nano-antenna and nano-switches. We reviewed first the main structural, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes. Then we started studying the possibilities offered by metallic carbon nanotubes as nano-antennas in the E- and W- bands and further comparison with macroscopic wire antennas and the major advantages brought by nanotubes but also the technical issues to be addressed. Finally we are looking into the integration of carbon nanotubes in nano-electro-mechanical-systems (NEMS) through nano-switches. The contribution of carbon nanotubes is detailed with a state-of-the-art as well as our future approaches for such nano devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6931, Nanosensors and Microsensors for Bio-Systems 2008, 69310R (26 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.771501
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Afshin Ziaei, Thales Research & Technology (France)
Matthieu Le Baillif, Thales Research & Technology (France)
Sébastien Demoustier, Thales Research & Technology (France)
Eric Minoux, Thales Research & Technology (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6931:
Nanosensors and Microsensors for Bio-Systems 2008
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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