Raman scattering study of iodine intercalated bundles of single-wall carbon nanotubes

Van Minh Nguyen, Sung Jin Kim, In Sang Yang

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We present the results of Raman and field emission studies of the structural and physical features of iodine intercalated bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The periodicity of hexagonally closest-packed pristine nanotubes was destroyed by the intercalation of iodine molecules in interstitial sites of carbon nanotube bundles. The Raman spectra obtained using a 647.1 nm line of Kr-ion laser indicate that I2 intercalation does affect the electronic state of metallic SWNTs of small diameters of 1.26 nm changing into the insulating state. The turn-on electric fields obtained from the I -V measurements for iodine intercalated SWNTs and pristine SWNTs were 2.43 and 3.41Vμm-1, respectively, and iodine intercalated SWNTs show higher field emission than pristine SWNTs do.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025006
JournalAdvances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • CNT
  • Field emission
  • Schottky emission


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