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Optical trapping and transportation of carbon nanotubes made easy by decorating with palladium

Khan, M and Sood, AK and Mohanty, SK and Gupta, PK and Arabale, GV and Vijaymohanan, K and Rao, CNR (2006) Optical trapping and transportation of carbon nanotubes made easy by decorating with palladium. In: Optics Express, 14 (1). pp. 424-429.

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Abstract

Individual carbon nanotubes being substantially smaller than the wavelength of light, are not much responsive to optical manipulation. Here we demonstrate how decorating single-walled carbon nanotubes with palladium particles makes optical trapping and manipulation easier. Palladium decorated nanotubes (Pd/SWNTs) have higher effective dielectric constant and are trapped at much lower laser power level with greater ease. In addition, we report the transportation of Pd/SWNTs using an asymmetric line trap. Using this method carbon nanotubes can be transported in any desired direction with high transportation speed. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 05:17
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2010 05:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/32879

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