World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics

Volume 10, Issue 1 (February 2020)

ISSN Print: 2160-6919   ISSN Online: 2160-6927

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Semiconductor Fluorinated Carbon Nanotube as a Low Voltage Current Amplifier Acoustic Device

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DOI: 10.4236/wjcmp.2020.101002    221 Downloads   365 Views   Citations


Acoustoelectric effect (AE) in a non-degenerate fluorinated single walled carbon nanotube (FSWCNT) semiconductor was carried out using a tractable analytical approach in the hypersound regime , where q is the acoustic wavenumber and is the electron mean-free path. In the presence of an external electric field, a strong nonlinear dependence of the normalized AE current density , on ( is the electron drift velocity and is the speed of sound in the medium) was observed and depends on the acoustic wave frequency, , wavenumber q, temperature T and the electron-phonon interactions parameter, . When , decreases to a resonance minimum and increases again, where the FSWCNT is said to be amplifying the current. Conversely, when , rises to a maximum and starts to decrease, similar to the observed behaviour in negative differential conductivity which is a consequence of Bragg’s reflection at the band edges at T=300K. However, FSWCNT will offer the potential for room temperature application as an acoustic switch or transistor and also as a material for ultrasound current source density imaging (UCSDI) and AE hydrophone devices in biomedical engineering. Moreover, our results prove the feasibility of implementing chip-scale non-reciprocal acoustic devices in an FSWCNT platform through acoustoelectric amplification.

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Sakyi-Arthur, D. , Mensah, S. , Adu, K. , Dompreh, K. , Edziah, R. , Mensah, N. and Jebuni-Adanu, C. (2020) Semiconductor Fluorinated Carbon Nanotube as a Low Voltage Current Amplifier Acoustic Device. World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics, 10, 12-25. doi: 10.4236/wjcmp.2020.101002.

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