Linewidth of the Raman features of individual single-wall carbon nanotubes

A. Jorio, C. Fantini, M. S.S. Dantas, M. A. Pimenta, A. G. Souza Filho, Ge G. Samsonidze, V. W. Brar, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, B. B. Goldberg, R. Saito

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In this work we analyze the room-temperature linewidth for several Raman features (i.e., the radial breathing mode, the G band, the D band, and the G′ band) observed for individual isolated single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). Temperature- dependent measurements on SWNT bundles and isolated SWNTs show that anharmonic effects are not important for linewidth broadening at room temperature. Measurements on a large number of samples (170 isolated SWNTs) allow us to filter out the effect from extrinsic SWNT properties (e.g., defects, tube deformations, substrate roughness) and to obtain information about intrinsic properties related to phonon and electron dispersion relations, curvature and Breit-Wigner-Fano effects, single- vs double-resonance Raman scattering processes, and the resonance condition itself through a linewidth analysis. We also use observations at the single-nanotube level to understand linewidth effects in SWNT bundles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115411
Pages (from-to)1154111-1154118
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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