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Title: Semiconductor to metal transition in SWNTs caused by interaction with gold and platinum nanoparticles
Authors: Voggu, Rakesh
Pal, Shrinwantu
Pati, Swapan K
Rao, C N R
Keywords: Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Issue Date: 28-May-2008
Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing Ltd
Citation: Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter 20(21), 1-5 (2008)
Abstract: Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been coated with gold and platinum nanoparticles either by microwave treatment or by the click reaction. The Raman spectra of these SWNT-metal nanoparticle composites have been investigated. Analysis of the G bands in the Raman spectra shows an increase in the proportion of metallic SWNTs attached to metal nanoparticles. This conclusion is also supported by the changes observed in the radial breathing mode (RBM) bands. Ab initio calculations reveal that semiconductor-metal transition occurs in SWNTs due to Coulombic charge transfer between the metal nanoparticles and the semiconducting SWNTs.
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Other Identifiers: 0953-8984
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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