Title

A Donor-Nanotube Paradigm for Nonlinear Optical Materials

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

MeSH Terms

Nanotubes

Subject: LCSH

Nanotubes

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering | Chemistry

Abstract

Studies of the nonlinear electronic response of donor/acceptor substituted nanotubes suggest a behavior that is both surprising and qualitatively distinct from that in conventional conjugated organic species. We find that the carbon nanotubes serve as both electronic bridges and acceptors, leading to a donor−nanotube paradigm for the effective design of large first hyperpolarizabilities. We also find that tuning the donor orientation, relative to the nanotube, can significantly enhance the first hyperpolarizability.

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DOI

10.1021/nl801388z

Publisher Citation

Xiao, D., Bulat, F. A., Yang, W., & Beratan, D. N. (2008). A Donor−Nanotube Paradigm for Nonlinear Optical Materials. Nano Letters, 8(9), 2814–2818. DOI: 10.1021/nl801388z