High-Frequency Electric Field Induced Nonlinear Electron Transport in Chiral Carbon Nanotubes


We investigate theoretically the high frequency complex conductivity in carbon nanotubes that are stimulated axially by a strong inhomogeneous electric field of the form E(t)=E0+E1cos(ωt). Using the kinetic approach based on Boltzmann’s transport equation with constant relaxation time approximation and the energy spectrum of the electron in the tight-binding approximation, together with Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook collision integral, we predict high-frequency nonlinear effects along the axial and the circumferential directions of the carbon nanotubes that may be useful for the generation of high frequency radiation in the carbon nanotubes.

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Abukari, S. , Mensah, S. , Rabiu, M. , Adu, K. , Mensah, N. , Twum, A. , Owusu, A. , Dompreh, K. , Mensah-Amoah, P. and Amekpewu, M. (2015) High-Frequency Electric Field Induced Nonlinear Electron Transport in Chiral Carbon Nanotubes. World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics, 5, 294-300. doi: 10.4236/wjcmp.2015.54030.

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