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A SYMMETRY-BASED FORMALISM FOR THE ELECTRODYNAMICS OF NANOTUBES

By S. M. Mikki and A. A. Kishk

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Abstract:
In this paper, a general symmetry-based approach to the electrodynamics of a class of low-dimensional structures, carbon nanotubes, is proposed. The contribution of the microscopic configuration is handled using the symmetry group of the structure under consideration. An explicit form of the electromagnetic field is derived starting from a general nonlocal linear susceptibility model expressed as a low-dimensional phenomenological response function. The general form of the field obtained is used to devise new theoretical insights by providing a framework for the computation of the nanotube Green's functions.

Citation:
S. M. Mikki and A. A. Kishk, " a symmetry - based formalism for the electrodynamics of nanotubes ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 86, 111-134, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER08081704
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=08081704

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