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Intensity Ratio of Resonant Raman Modes for (n,m) Enriched Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

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posted on 29.04.2016, 00:00 by Yanmei Piao, Jeffrey R. Simpson, Jason K. Streit, Geyou Ao, Ming Zheng, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Angela R. Hight Walker
Relative intensities of resonant Raman spectral features, specifically the radial breathing mode (RBM) and G modes, of 11, chirality-enriched, single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) species were established under second-order optical transition excitation. The results demonstrate an under-recognized complexity in the evaluation of Raman spectra for the assignment of (n,m) population distributions. Strong chiral angle and mod dependencies affect the intensity ratio of the RBM to G modes and can result in misleading interpretations. Furthermore, we report five additional (n,m) values for the chirality-dependent G+ and G Raman peak positions and intensity ratios; thereby extending the available data to cover more of the smaller diameter regime by including the (5,4) second-order, resonance Raman spectra. Together, the Raman spectral library is demonstrated to be sufficient for decoupling G peaks from multiple species via a spectral fitting process, and enables fundamental characterization even in mixed chiral population samples.

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