Authors: I.V. Bondarev and Ph. Lambin
Affilation: The Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus
Pages: 197 - 200
Keywords: carbon nanotubes, strong atom-field coupling, atomic spontaneous decay, van der Waals interactions
We have developed a quantum theory of near-field electrodynamical properties of carbon nanotubes. The theory was used to investigate spontaneous decay dynamics and van der Waals attraction of a single two-level atom close to a single-wall nanotube surface.