Observation of electronic raman scattering in metallic carbon nanotubes

H. Farhat, S. Berciaud, M. Kalbac, R. Saito, T. F. Heinz, M. S. Dresselhaus, J. Kong

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We present experimental measurements of the electronic contribution to the Raman spectra of individual metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes (MSWNTs). Photoexcited carriers are inelastically scattered by a continuum of low-energy electron-hole pairs created across the graphenelike linear electronic subbands of the MSWNTs. The optical resonances in MSWNTs give rise to well-defined electronic Raman peaks. This resonant electronic Raman scattering is a unique feature of the electronic structure of these one-dimensional quasimetals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number157401
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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