Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a semi-infinite carbon nanotube

Gregory Ya Slepyan, Nikolai A. Krapivin, Sergey A. Maksimenko, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Oleg M. Yevtushenko

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Scattering of electromagnetic cylindrical waves by an isolated, semi-infinite, open-ended, single-shell, zigzag carbon nanotube (CN) is considered in the optical regime. The CN is modeled as a smooth homogeneous cylindrical surface with impedance boundary conditions known from quantum-mechanical transport theory. An exact solution of the diffraction problem is obtained by the Wiener-Hopf technique. The differences between the scattering responses of metallic and semiconducting CNs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalAEU-Archiv fur Elektronik und Ubertragungstechnik
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 26 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Slepyan, G. Y., Krapivin, N. A., Maksimenko, S. A., Lakhtakia, A., & Yevtushenko, O. M. (2001). Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a semi-infinite carbon nanotube. AEU-Archiv fur Elektronik und Ubertragungstechnik, 55(4), 273-280.