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.


nanotube devices

carbon nanotubes

nanoelectromechanical devices


Andreas Isacsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Jari Kinaret

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

1098-0121 (ISSN)

Vol. 79 16 165418-

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Condensed Matter Physics



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