Polarization-dependent optical reflectivity in magnetically oriented carbon nanotube networks

K. Kamarás, A. G. Rinzler, D. B. Tanner, D. A. Walters

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We have observed marked anisotropy in the optical reflectivity of magnetically oriented nanotube networks: for light polarized along the orientation direction, the reflectivity is much higher than for the perpendicular polarization. However, the spectrum in the perpendicular direction is also structured, similar to the parallel polarization but with a shift in frequency. We emphasize the importance of surface scattering corrections when investigating carbon nanotubes by reflectance spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3126-3129
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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