Chirality-dependent boron-mediated growth of nitrogen-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes

Joseph G. Wiltshire*, Lain Jong Li, Laura M. Herz, Robin J. Nicholas, Marianne Glerup, Jean Louis Sauvajol, Andrei N. Khlobystov

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A change in the relative abundance of single-walled carbon nanotubes, due to the presence of both nitrogen and boron during synthesis, has been identified through Raman and absorption spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy shows that for two specific branches boron mediates the growth of smaller-diameter zigzag or near-zigzag nanotubes. We combine our experimental results with an improved Kataura model to identify two of the preferentially grown species as (16,0) and (14,1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number205431
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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