A donor-nanotube paradigm for nonlinear optical materials.


Journal Article

Studies of the nonlinear electronic response of donor/acceptor substituted nanotubes suggest a behavior that is both surprising and qualitatively distinct from that in conventional conjugated organic species. We find that the carbon nanotubes serve as both electronic bridges and acceptors, leading to a donor-nanotube paradigm for the effective design of large first hyperpolarizabilities. We also find that tuning the donor orientation, relative to the nanotube, can significantly enhance the first hyperpolarizability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xiao, D; Bulat, FA; Yang, W; Beratan, DN

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2814 - 2818

PubMed ID

  • 18698728

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18698728

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-6992

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6992

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl801388z


  • eng