Non-dispersive, inter-layer interaction induced Raman peaks (I bands)—in the region of the D band—have been observed recently for bilayer graphene, when the two layers were rotated with respect to each other. Here, similar observations for double-walled carbon nanotubes are theoretically predicted. The prediction is based on double resonance theory, involving non-zone-centered phonons, and the effect of disorder is replaced by interaction between the two tubes.
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Gyimesi, B., Koltai, J., Zólyomi, V. et al. I-band-like non-dispersive inter-shell interaction induced Raman lines in the D-band region of double-walled carbon nanotubes. Appl. Phys. A 118, 587–593 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-014-8762-z