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Plasmon resonance is expected to occur in metallic and doped semiconducting carbon nanotubes in the terahertz frequency range, but its convincing identification has so far been elusive. The origin of the terahertz conductivity peak commonly observed for carbon nanotube ensembles remains controversial. Here we present results of optical, terahertz, and(More)
Fluorescence has been observed directly across the band gap of semiconducting carbon nanotubes. We obtained individual nanotubes, each encased in a cylindrical micelle, by ultrasonically agitating an aqueous dispersion of raw single-walled carbon nanotubes in sodium dodecyl sulfate and then centrifuging to remove tube bundles, ropes, and residual catalyst.(More)
A scalable and facile approach is demonstrated where as-grown patterns of well-aligned structures composed of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) synthesized via water-assisted chemical vapor deposition (CVD) can be transferred, or printed, to any host surface in a single dry, room-temperature step using the growth substrate as a stamp. We demonstrate(More)
The ionic surfactant-assisted dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous solution has been studied by Raman and fluorescent spectroscopy during ultrasonic processing. During the process, an equilibrium is established between free individuals and aggregates or bundles that limits the concentration of the former that is possible. This equilibrium(More)
We have generated and detected coherent lattice vibrations in single-walled carbon nanotubes corresponding to the radial breathing mode (RBM) using ultrashort laser pulses. Because the band gap is a function of diameter, these RBM-induced diameter oscillations cause ultrafast band gap oscillations, thereby modulating the interband excitonic resonances at(More)
Using femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy with pulse-shaping techniques, one can generate and detect coherent phonons in chirality-specific semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes. The signals are resonantly enhanced when the pump photon energy coincides with an interband exciton resonance, and the analysis of such data provides a wealth of(More)
Using predesigned trains of femtosecond optical pulses, we have selectively excited coherent phonons of the radial breathing mode of specific-chirality single-walled carbon nanotubes within an ensemble sample. By analyzing the initial phase of the phonon oscillations, we prove that the tube diameter initially increases in response to ultrafast(More)
Raman excitation profiles are obtained and compared for carbon nanotube radial breathing mode (RBM) fundamental and overtone vibrations for 5 specific chiralities. Fitting of the Raman excitation data is performed using Raman transform theory. The Huang-Rhys factors obtained from the modeling are directly related to the magnitude of the RBM exciton-phonon(More)
Aqueous two-phase extraction is demonstrated to enable isolation of single semiconducting and metallic single-wall carbon nanotube species from a synthetic mixture. The separation is rapid and robust, with remarkable tunability via modification of the surfactant environment set for the separation.
We have investigated the polarization dependence of the generation and detection of radial breathing mode (RBM) coherent phonons (CPs) in highly-aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes. Using polarization-dependent pump-probe differential-transmission spectroscopy, we measured RBM CPs as a function of angle for two different geometries. In Type I geometry,(More)