Rectification in Chiral Carbon Nanotubes with Hot Electron Injection

S. S. Abukari, R. Musah, M. Amekpewu, S. Y. Mensah, N. G. Mensah, R. Edziah, K. W. Adu

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Abstract: The novel effect of direct current generation by carbon nanotubes with hot electron injection which may arise due to an electromagnetic radiation with commensurate frequencies has been theoretically investigated using the semiclassical Boltzmann kinetic equation with relaxation time assumed constant. The nonlinearity of the current voltage characteristics and the chiral effects have been considered. We note that the direct current is a result of the strong nonprabolicity of the energy of the carbon nanotubes for the case where it Bloch oscillates. It is shown that the novel expression for the direct current generation strongly and significantly dependence on the hot electron injection rate, which leads to strong oscillatory behavior and the shift of the regions of absolute negative conductivity from low to higher dimensionless amplitude β values with increasing injection rate. We predict that carbon nanotubes with hot electron injection may be useful for generation of direct current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-459
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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