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Rare-earth metal halogenide encapsulation-induced modifications in Raman spectra of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Authors/others:Kharlamova, M. V. (Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU))
Abstract:In the present work, a detailed Raman spectroscopy investigation on the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) filled with praseodymium chloride, terbium chloride and thulium chloride was performed. The salts were incorporated inside the SWCNTs by a capillary filling method using melts, and the high-resolution transmission electron microscopy data proved the high filling degree of the nanotube channels. A thorough analysis of the radial breathing mode and G-band of the Raman spectra of the pristine and filled SWCNTs showed that the encapsulated salts cause acceptor doping of the host nanotubes, and the doping efficiency depends on the compound. The incorporated thulium chloride has the strongest doping effect on the SWCNTs, whereas praseodymium chloride has the weakest effect. It was found that the encapsulated salts modify more significantly the electronic structure of metallic nanotubes than semiconducting SWCNTs.
Number of pages:9
Date of publication:1.2015
Journal title:Applied Physics A: materials science & processing
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-014-8880-7
Publication Type:Article
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