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The effect of dispersant on defects in length-separated single-wall carbon nanotubes measured by Raman spectroscopy

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Author(s)

Jeffrey R. Simpson, Jeffrey Fagan, Matthew Becker, Erik K. Hobbie, Angela R. Hight Walker

Abstract

The fluorescence quantum yield of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in solution depends dramatically on dispersant. To evaluate the role of defects in this dependence, we compare Raman spectra from aqueous suspensions of SWCNTs dispersed using either ss-DNA adsorption or deoxycholate-surfactant encapsulation. For each dispersion method we examine length-separated fractions ranging from approximately (50 to 1000) nm. The intensity ratio of the disorder-induced Raman D-band to the G'-band scales inversely with length, consistent with predominately end cap defect sites. The comparable length-dependent D/G' for each dispersion scheme excludes defects as a possible explanation for the lower fluorescence in DNA versus deoxycholate dispersions.
Citation
Carbon
Volume
47
Issue
14

Keywords

carbon nanotubes, length dependence, Raman spectroscopy

Citation

Simpson, J. , Fagan, J. , Becker, M. , Hobbie, E. and Hight Walker, A. (2009), The effect of dispersant on defects in length-separated single-wall carbon nanotubes measured by Raman spectroscopy, Carbon, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=842611 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created October 31, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021