Resonance Raman and infrared spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes

J. Kastner, T. Pichler, H. Kuzmany, S. Curran, W. Blau, D. N. Weldon, M. Delamesiere, S. Draper, H. Zandbergen

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We present a comparative analysis of the vibrational and structural properties of carbon nanotubes. The first-order Raman spectrum exhibits two lines at 1582 cm-1 and at 1350 cm-1. The observed ratio of the integrated intensity of these lines was found to be different as compared to polycrystalline graphite. The position and intensity of the line around 1350 cm-1 strongly depend on the energy of the exciting laser line. This dispersion effect is again different from the dispersion in nanocrystalline graphite. It is discussed in terms of a photoselective resonance process. Transmission infrared spectra of the nanotubes show one broad and asymmetric line at 1575 cm-1 and a weaker line at 868 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes


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