We present experimental Raman optical activity (ROA) spectra of enantio-enriched single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Enantiomeric samples of (6,5) SWCNTs were prepared using nonlinear density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGU). Upon excitation at 2.33 eV, remarkably strong G-band signals are obtained due to strong resonance enhancement with the E22S transition of (6,5) SWCNTs. Enhancement allows measuring the vibrational optical activity (VOA) at unusually low concentrations. The obtained results are in good agreement with the single-excited-state theory (SES). To our knowledge, these are the first experimental VOA spectra of SWCNTs.

Other publications by these authors :
Bürgi, Thomas Kadria-Vili, Yara Magg, Martin Oulevey, Patric Weisman, R.Bruce 
Redisplay in format 
                    

    Download all citations