From spatial symmetry to vibrational spectroscopy of single-walled nanotubes

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The classification of a molecule's spatial symmetry is an essential initial step in predicting its vibrational spectra. When a (chemical) substitution is made, the relationship between the spatial symmetries of the molecule and its derivatives governs the differences between their corresponding vibrational spectra. These text-book statements of molecular spectroscopy have also found recent and successful applications with much larger molecules, namely single-walled nanotubes. The purpose of this work is to review the profound interplay between the spatial symmetry and the numbers of Raman- and infrared-active vibrations in single-walled carbon and boron nitride nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2489-S2500
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number34
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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