Carbon nanotube bolometers
Journal article, 2007

A cryogenic bolometer has been fabricated using a bundle of single-walled carbon nanotubes as absorber. A bolometric response was observed when the device was exposed to radiation at 110 GHz. The temperature response was 0.4 mV/K, with an intrinsic electrical responsivity at low frequency up to 109 V/W and noise equivalent power of 3×10−16 W/Hz1/2 at 4.2 K. The response is largest at input power levels of a few femtowatts and decreases inversely proportional to the input power. Low frequency noise shows a 1/f dependence.

carbon nanotube bolometer


Mikhail Tarasov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Johannes Svensson

University of Gothenburg

Leonid Kuzmin

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Eleanor E B Campbell

University of Gothenburg

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 90 16 163503-

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