Raman spectra from one carbon nanotube

M. S. Dresselhaus, A. Jorio, A. G. Souza Filho, G. Dresselhaus, Riichiro Saito, M. A. Pimenta

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The use of Raman spectroscopy as a characterization tool for individual single wall carbon nanotubes is briefly reviewed. New physical phenomena occurring at the single nanotube level are discussed, with special emphasis given to the use of resonance Raman scattering for the structural determination of (n, m) for individual nanotubes, based on diameter and chirality dependent phenomena associated with the radial breathing mode, the G-band and the G′-band features. Examples are given to show how single nanotube spectroscopy provides insight into the use of Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of nanotube bundles and for the study of new physical phenomena occurring at the single nanotube level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventMaking Functional Materials with Nanotubes - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2001 Nov 262001 Nov 29


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • D-band
  • Dispersive phonon modes
  • Double resonance
  • Radial breathing mode
  • Raman characterization
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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