Narrow diameter double-wall carbon nanotubes: synthesis, electron microscopy and inelastic light scattering

R R Bacsa, E Flahaut, Ch Laurent, A Peigney, S Aloni, P Puech, W S Bacsa
2003 New Journal of Physics  
et al.. Narrow diameter double-wall carbon nanotubes: synthesis, electron microscopy and inelastic light scattering. OATAO is an open access repository that collects the work of Toulouse researchers and makes it freely available over the web where possible. Abstract. Double-wall carbon nanotubes are the molecular analogues to coaxial cables. Narrow diameter double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) have been obtained by catalytic chemical vapour deposition process with high yield and characterized
more » ... d and characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. We examine the inelastic light scattering spectrum of mostly DWNTs with internal tubes of subnanometre diameter. We observe particularly narrow radial breathing modes corresponding to the internal tubes of diameter less than 0.7 nm of double-walled tubes. The D band is found to be strongly helicity dependent and the tangential modes in narrow diameter DWNTs are found to be often down-shifted.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/5/1/131 fatcat:gzaorh5ggjebpoqln62rt5mhvm