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Quantitative theory of nanowire and nanotube antenna performance

Burke, Peter J. and Li, Shengdong and Yu, Zhen (2006) Quantitative theory of nanowire and nanotube antenna performance. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, 5 (4). pp. 314-334.

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We present quantitative predictions of the performance of nanotubes and nanowires as antennas, including the radiation resistance, the input reactance and resistance, and antenna efficiency, as a function of frequency and nanotube length. Particular attention is paid to the quantum capacitance and kinetic inductance. We develop models for both far-field antenna patterns as well as near-field antenna-to-antenna coupling. In so doing, we also develop a circuit model for a transmission line made of two parallel nanotubes, which has applications for nanointerconnect technology. Finally, we derive an analog of Hallen's integral equation appropriate for single-walled carbon nanotube antennas.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:antenna; nanotechnology; nanotube; nanowire
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in ICT
ID Code:3706
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 13:08
Last Modified:29 Jan 2009 12:21

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