JEMAA  Vol.2 No.12 , December 2010
Theory of Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Nano Waveguides
Author(s) Afshin Moradi
Abstract
The propagation of surface plasmon waves in metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes is analyzed within the frame-work of the classical electrodynamics. The conduction electrons of the system are modelled by an in?nitesimally thin layer of free-electron gas which is described by means of the semiclassical kinetic theory of the electron dynamics. The effects of the energy band structure is taken into account and a more accurate dispersion relation for surface plasmon oscillations in the zig-zag and armchair nanotubes of metallic character is obtained.

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nullA. Moradi, "Theory of Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Nano Waveguides," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 12, 2010, pp. 672-676. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2010.212088.
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