This work is partly supported by the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center under the grant DAAD16-03-C-0052 and partly by NSF NIRT 0304506.
Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Antennae†
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 421–426, February, 2007
How to Cite
Kempa, K., Rybczynski, J., Huang, Z., Gregorczyk, K., Vidan, A., Kimball, B., Carlson, J., Benham, G., Wang, Y., Herczynski, A. and Ren, Z. F. (2007), Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Antennae. Adv. Mater., 19: 421–426. doi: 10.1002/adma.200601187
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 10 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2006
- the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. Grant Number: DAAD16-03-C-0052
- NSF NIRT. Grant Number: 0304506
- Carbon nanotubes, multiwalled;
- Photonic materials
Compelling evidence of the antenna action of multiwall carbon nanotubes arranged in a random array is provided by demonstrating that the directional radiation characteristics are in good agreement with conventional radio antenna theory and simulations. Basic antenna effects are investigated: the polarization and the antenna length effect. The figure shows the measured radiation pattern from an array of multiwalled carbon nanotubes.