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Optical limiting in single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions

Mishra, SR and Rawat, HS and Mehendale, SC and Rustagi, KC and Sood, AK and Bandyopadhyay, Ranjini and Govindaraj, A and Rao, CNR (2000) Optical limiting in single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 317 (3-5). pp. 510-514.

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Optical limiting behaviour of suspensions of single-walled carbon nanotubes in water, ethanol and ethylene glycol is reported. Experiments with 532 nm, 15 ns duration laser pulses show that optical limiting occurs mainly due to nonlinear scattering. The observed host liquid dependence of the optical limiting effect in different suspensions suggests that the scattering originates from microbubbles formed due to absorption-induced heating.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Physics Letters
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 04:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16268

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