Terahertz conductivity of anisotropic single walled carbon nanotube films

Jeon, Tae-In; Kim, Keun-Ju; Kang, Chul; Oh, Seung-Jae; Son, Joo-Hiuk; An, Kay Hyeok; Bae, Dong Jae; Lee, Young Hee
May 2002
Applied Physics Letters;5/6/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 18, p3403
Academic Journal
Absorption and dispersion of singlewalled carbon nanotube films were measured using an optoelectronic THz beam system for THz time-domain spectroscopy. The anisotropically aligned nanotube films were prepared through simple mechanical squeezing with a bar coater. The angle-dependent absorption and dispersion values were then measured. Results indicate that the index of refraction decreases with increasing frequency (0.1-0.8 THz), whereas the real conductivity increases with increasing frequency. The real conductivity measured is not congruent with the simple Drude model, but it follows a Maxwell-Garnett model, where the nanotubes are embedded in a dielectric host.


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