Structural, electronic, and vibrational properties of (4,4) picotube crystals

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Autor(en): Machon M, Reich S, Maultzsch J, Okudera H, Simon A, Herges R, Thomsen C
Zeitschrift: Physical Review B
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2005
Band: 72
Heftnummer: 15
ISSN: 1098-0121


The picotube molecule is a highly symmetric hydrocarbon, closely related to a very short (4,4) carbon nanotube. We present a thorough experimental and theoretical study of the physical properties of picotube crystals. In x-ray diffraction experiments we find the picotube molecules to display D-2d symmetry. We identify the most intense Raman peaks as A(1) modes with polarization-dependent Raman measurements. Ab initio calculations of the structural, electronic, and vibrational properties of picotubes are in excellent agreement with our experiments. We assign the measured vibrations to displacement eigenvectors including those analogous to the nanotube high-energy mode, the D mode, and the radial-breathing mode.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Maultzsch, Janina Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Freie Universität Berlin
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Technische Universität Berlin


Machon, M., Reich, S., Maultzsch, J., Okudera, H., Simon, A., Herges, R., & Thomsen, C. (2005). Structural, electronic, and vibrational properties of (4,4) picotube crystals. Physical Review B, 72(15).

Machon, Maria, et al. "Structural, electronic, and vibrational properties of (4,4) picotube crystals." Physical Review B 72.15 (2005).


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