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Keywords:

  • carbon nanotubes;
  • graphene;
  • photogalvanics;
  • photon drag effect

Abstract

The paper overviews experimental and theoretical studies of photogalvanic effects (PGEs) induced in graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNs) by polarized electromagnetic radiation. The following items are discussed: the helicity-dependent photon-drag and edge electric currents in graphene sheets, the circular PGEs in asymmetric graphene superlattices and chiral CNs, and pure valley currents generated in graphene by the interband absorption of linearly polarized light.