Using nonresonant bond polarization theory, we have calculated the Raman intensity of a single-wall carbon nanotube of finite length. The calculations show that the Raman peaks in the intermediate frequency range (Formula presented) have no intensity for infinite nanotubes, but do have some intensity for finite nanotubes. These intermediate frequency modes, which are sensitive to the nanotube length, correspond to vibrations along the nanotube axis. We also found an edge state of the breathing phonon mode at an open end of the carbon nanotube, which is Raman active.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics