Large modulations in the intensity of Raman-scattered light from pristine carbon nanotubes.

Abstract

Large modulations of up to 2 orders of magnitude are observed in the Raman intensity of pristine, suspended, quasimetallic, single-walled carbon nanotubes in response to applied gate potentials. No change in the resonance condition is observed, and all Raman bands exhibit the same changes in intensity, regardless of phonon energy or laser excitation energy. The effect is not observed in semiconducting nanotubes. The electronic energy gaps correlate with the drop in the Raman intensity, and the recently observed Mott insulating behavior is suggested as a possible explanation for this effect.

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@article{Bushmaker2009LargeMI, title={Large modulations in the intensity of Raman-scattered light from pristine carbon nanotubes.}, author={Adam W. Bushmaker and Vikram Vijay Deshpande and Scott Hsieh and Marc W. Bockrath and Stephen B Cronin}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2009}, volume={103 6}, pages={067401} }