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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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|
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