Raman scattering spectra of single-wall nanotubes with mean radii 0.55, 0.65, and 1.0 nm show size-dependent multiple splittings of the optical phonon peak corresponding to the E2g mode in graphite. These splittings constitute the first experimental evidence for the unique feature of nanotubes that they exhibit discrete and diameter-dependent dispersions arising from their cylindrical symmetry. The observed dispersion is well explained on the basis of graphite, and shows possibilities of predicting and controlling the basic property of nanotubes in the zone-folding scheme.
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