X-ray irradiation effect of double walled carbon nanotube

  • Toshiya Murakami
  • Kunihito Asai
  • Yuki Yamamoto
  • Kenji Kisoda
  • Chihiro Itoh
Regular Article
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  1. Topical issue: Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Nanostructured and Molecular Materials


We have studied double-walled carbon nanotube (DWNT) irradiated by soft X-ray by Raman scattering spectroscopy and the spectral characteristics are compared to single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) irradiated under the same condition. We proved that DWNT is more stable for the X-ray induced defect formation than SWNT. Moreover, we found that the outer tube of DWNT was more sensitive on X-ray irradiation than the inner tube. The defect was recovered by annealing in Ar at lower temperature than that of SWNT. Based on these results, we inferred that X-ray irradiation leads to formation of interstitial-vacancy pairs, Frenkel defects, in carbon nanotube. The interstitial-vacancy separation on the inner tube of DWNT is conceivably shorter than that of the outer tube.


Interstitial Atom Outer Tube Radial Breathing Mode Frenkel Pair Frenkel Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiya Murakami
    • 1
  • Kunihito Asai
    • 1
  • Yuki Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kenji Kisoda
    • 2
  • Chihiro Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Material ScienceWakayama UniversityWakayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsWakayama UniversityWakayamaJapan

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