Laser-induced forces between carbon nanotubes

Andrews, David L. and Bradshaw, David S. ORCID: (2005) Laser-induced forces between carbon nanotubes. Optics Letters, 30 (7). pp. 783-785. ISSN 0146-9592

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Carbon nanotubes are the focus of intense research interest because of their unique properties and applications potential. We present a study based on quantum electrodynamics concerning the optical force between a pair of nanotubes under laser irradiance. To identify separate effects associated with the pair orientation and laser beam geometry, two different systems are analyzed, For each, an analytical expression for the laser-induced optical force is determined, and the corresponding magnitude is estimated. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 14:53
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 09:30
DOI: 10.1364/OL.30.000783


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