Ultra-broadband Polarisers Based on Metastable Free-Standing Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes

Matthew T. Cole*, Matthew Doherty, Richard Parmee, Paul Dawson, William I. Milne

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Abstract

A carbon nanotube free-standing linearly dichroic polariser is developed using solid-state extrusion. Membrane cohesion is experimentally and numerically demonstrated to derive from inter-tube van der Waals interactions in this family of planar metastable morphologies, controlled by the chemical vapour deposition conditions. Ultra-broadband polarisation (400 nm – 2.5 mm) is shown and corroborated by effective medium and full numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-937
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume2
Issue number10
Early online date24 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Keywords

  • multi-walled carbon nanotubes
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • membranes
  • broadband optical polarisors
  • horizontal alignment
  • DER-WAALS INTERACTION
  • OPTICAL-PROPERTIES
  • SINGLE-WALL
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • ARRAYS
  • TRANSPARENT
  • COMPOSITES
  • MORPHOLOGY
  • POLYMERS
  • PLASMONS

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Cole, Matthew T. ; Doherty, Matthew ; Parmee, Richard ; Dawson, Paul ; Milne, William I. / Ultra-broadband Polarisers Based on Metastable Free-Standing Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes. In: Advanced Optical Materials. 2014 ; Vol. 2, No. 10. pp. 929-937.
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