Parametric resonances in electrostatically interacting carbon nanotube arrays
Journal article, 2009
We study, numerically and analytically, a model of a one-dimensional array of carbon nanotube resonators in a two-terminal configuration. The system is brought into resonance upon application of an ac signal superimposed on a dc bias voltage. When the tubes in the array are close to each other, electrostatic interactions between tubes become important for the array dynamics. We show that both transverse and longitudinal parametric resonances can be excited in addition to primary resonances. The intertube electrostatic interactions couple modes in orthogonal directions and affect the mode stability.