We report the peculiar behavior of the G′ band Raman intensity, which is dependent on the metallicity of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). In the metallic SWCNTs, the G′ band intensity was enhanced relative to the G band intensity, while the G′ band intensity was suppressed in the semiconducting SWCNTs. Resonance Raman spectroscopy (using laser energies of Elaser =2.41, 1.96, 1.58, and 1.165 eV) showed these features on the metal-enriched and semiconducting-enriched SWCNT samples that had been selectively separated by the nitronium ions. The metallicity dependence was explained theoretically by calculating the resonance Raman intensity within the extended tight-binding calculations. The calculated results confirm that the G′ band intensity of the metallic SWCNTs is stronger than that for the semiconducting SWCNTs because the electron-phonon matrix elements for the TO phonon at the K point is larger for metallic SWCNTs and the resonance window for E33S is larger than that for E11M.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Nov 20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics