Laser-induced electron emission from nanostructures: A first-principles study

Joseph A. Driscoll, Sergiy Bubin, Kálmán Varga

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Time-dependent density functional theory simulation of laser-induced ionization is presented. Various test systems including a small wire-like molecule, C12H14, as well as carbon nanotubes with varying diameter are studied. It has been demonstrated that significant ionization electron current is produced when a laser pulse is applied. Moreover, pulse-like patterns of the current have been observed, which suggests that short laser pulses can be used to create spatially and temporally localized electron sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number233405
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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