Temperature and magnetic field dependent photoluminescence from carbon nanotubes

R. J. Nicholas*, I. B. Mortimer, L. J. Li, A. Nish, O. Portugall, G. L.J.A. Rikken

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Photoluminescence as a function of temperature and magnetic field from single walled carbon nanotube solutions is described. This is modelled assuming that it is dominated by the small energy splitting between the dark and bright states of the singlet excitons which are found to be in the region of 1-5 meV for nanotubes of 0.8-1.2nm. The emission energies show a large red-shift due to the introduction of an Aharanov-Bohm phase by magnetic field along the tube axis and the luminescence intensity is strongly enhanced at low temperatures due to the mixing of the different valley states of the excitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1188
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - Apr 10 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Excitons
  • PLE
  • Photoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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