Determination of nanotubes properties by Raman spectroscopy

A. Jorio, Riichiro Saito, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus

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The basic concepts and characteristics of Raman spectra from single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs, both isolated and bundled) are presented. The physical properties of the SWNTs are introduced, followed by the conceptual framework and characteristics of their Raman spectra. Each Raman feature, namely the radial breathing mode, the tangential G band, combination modes and disorder-induced bands are discussed, addressing their physical origin, as well as their capability for characterizing SWNT properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2311-2336
Number of pages26
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1824
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 15


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Electronic structure
  • One-dimensional system
  • Phonons
  • Raman spectra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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