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External Electric Field Effect on Electrons Transport in Carbon Nanotubes

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We consider a simple model of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) subject to external electric field E(t). Using a tight-binding approximation for the description of energy bands of CNTs, together with the standard Boltzmann transport equation and constant relaxation time, we predict the effect of self-induced transparency and absolute negative conductivity. The predicted effects may be useful in diagnostics of carbon nanotubes as well as in the amplification and efficiency conversion of electromagnetic signals.

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Abukari, S. , Mensah, S. , Rabiu, M. , Adu, K. , Mensah, N. , Dompreh, K. , Twum, A. and Amekpewu, M. (2013) External Electric Field Effect on Electrons Transport in Carbon Nanotubes. World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics, 3, 169-172. doi: 10.4236/wjcmp.2013.34027.


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