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Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Ultrafast Optics and Relaxation Dynamics

Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Ultrafast Optics and Relaxation Dynamics

Ermin Malic, Andreas Knorr

ISBN: 978-3-527-41161-0 April 2013 360 Pages


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A first on ultrafast phenomena in carbon nanostructures like graphene, the most promising candidate for revolutionizing information technology and communication

The book introduces the reader into the ultrafast nanoworld of graphene and carbon nanotubes, including their microscopic tracks and unique optical finger prints. The author reviews the recent progress in this field by combining theoretical and experimental achievements. He offers a clear theoretical foundation by presenting transparently derived equations. Recent experimental breakthroughs are reviewed.

By combining both theory and experiment as well as main results and detailed theoretical derivations, the book turns into an inevitable source for a wider audience from graduate students to researchers in physics, materials science, and electrical engineering who work on optoelectronic devices, renewable energies, or in the semiconductor industry.
1. Introduction -
The Carbon Age
2. Theoretical Framework
3. Experimental techniques for the Study of Ultrafast Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Graphene

Part One: Electronic Properties -
Carrier Relaxation Dynamics
4. Relaxation dynamics in graphene
5. Carrier Dynamics in Carbon Nanotubes

Part Two: Optical Properties -
Absorption Spectra
6. Absorption Spectra of Carbon Nanotubes
7. Absorption Spectrum of Graphene
A Introduction to the Appendices
B Observables in Optical Experiments
C Second Quantization
D Equations of Motion
E Mean-Field and Correlation Effects