Pristine single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT's) filled with C-60 are investigated with resonance Raman spectroscopy. Both totally symmetric modes of C-60 exhibit a surprising splitting into two components with a slightly different resonance behavior and an apparent loss of polarization. The latter can be understood from a symmetry reduction of the fullerene molecules in the center of the tubes and/or by an anisotropy of the electric field seen by the C-60 peas inside the SWCNT pods due to depolarization effects. The splitting is explained from molecular-dynamics simulations which show that the two bands emerge from a coupling of the C-60 totally symmetric modes to the fullerene translational mobility inside the tube. The doublet is thus the spectroscopic fingerprint of different mobilities of C-60 fullerenes in the tubes.

Electronic and mechanical coupling between guest and host in carbon peapods

ZERBETTO, FRANCESCO
2004

Abstract

Pristine single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT's) filled with C-60 are investigated with resonance Raman spectroscopy. Both totally symmetric modes of C-60 exhibit a surprising splitting into two components with a slightly different resonance behavior and an apparent loss of polarization. The latter can be understood from a symmetry reduction of the fullerene molecules in the center of the tubes and/or by an anisotropy of the electric field seen by the C-60 peas inside the SWCNT pods due to depolarization effects. The splitting is explained from molecular-dynamics simulations which show that the two bands emerge from a coupling of the C-60 totally symmetric modes to the fullerene translational mobility inside the tube. The doublet is thus the spectroscopic fingerprint of different mobilities of C-60 fullerenes in the tubes.
Pfeiffer R; Kuzmany H; Pichler T; Kataura H; Achiba Y; Melle-Franco M; Zerbetto F
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