Optical Determination of Electron-Phonon Coupling in Carbon Nanotubes
Journal Article

Published: Sunday, January 07, 2007
Citation: Physical Review Letters, Volume 98, Pages 37404

Authors (7 total): Y. Yin, A. N. Vamivakas, A. Walsh, S. B. Cronin, M. Ünlü, B. Goldberg, A. K. Swan

Abstract: We report on an optical method to directly measure electron-phonon coupling in carbon nanotubes by correlating the first and second harmonic of the resonant Raman excitation profile. The method is applicable to 1D and 0D systems and is not limited to materials that exhibit photoluminescence. Experimental results for electron-phonon coupling with the radial breathing mode in 5 different nanotubes show coupling strengths from 3–11 meV. The results are in good agreement with the chirality and diameter dependence of the e-ph coupling calculated by Goupalov et al.