- Zou, Yonggang, et al.
Raman spectroscopy study of carbon nanotube peapods excited by near-IR laser under high pressure
Ingår i: Physical Review B. - 0163-1829. ; 76:19, s. 195417
- A resonant Raman spectroscopy study has been carried out under high pressure, using a diamond anvil cell,on carbon nanotube peapods (C60@SWNT) synthesized in high yield in our laboratory. The Raman signal wasexcited by a near IR laser (830 nm) to avoid photopolymerization of C60 and thus obtain the intrinsic vibrationalinformation on the C60 molecules in the nanotubes. It is found that the surrounding tubes create aneffective pressure on the encapsulated C60 due to tube-fullerene interactions, resulting in a shift of the intrinsicAg(2) vibrational mode to 1474 cm−1 at ambient pressure. High pressure Raman spectroscopy indicates that(C60)2 dimers form near 1 GPa, and that a further polymerization of C60 occurs near 23 GPa, creating linearchains of covalently linked C60 molecules in the tubes.