Terahertz optical and electrical properties of hydrogen-functionalized carbon nanotubes

Chul Kang, In Hee Maeng, Seung Jae Oh, Seong Chu Lim, Kay Hyeok An, Young Hee Lee, Joo Hiuk Son

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This study characterized hydrogen-functionalized carbon nanotube films and compared their characteristics before and after they were hydrogen functionalized, using terahertz (THz) time-domain spectroscopy. Reduction of the power absorption of the samples was observed with hydrogen functionalization. To analyze the experimental results, the effective medium approximation (EMA) was adopted. Through the EMA, the effective plasma frequencies, damping rates, and other physical parameters located in the THz region were determined. In this way, decreases in the plasma frequencies and the damping rates were observed after hydrogen functionalization, which implies a decrease in the carrier density.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085410
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 7 Feb 2007


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