The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 52, Issue 1–3, pp 83–86 | Cite as

Mono-dispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes made by using arc-burning method in nitrogen atmosphere

Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Nanowires


Single-walled carbon nanotubes made by using arc-burning technique in nitrogen atmosphere were dispersed in sodium cholate (SC) solution, and the diameter and chirality distribution of semiconductive SWNTs was investigated by UV-VIS-NIR and Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence mapping technique. In the typical formation condition, the diameter distribution of them is found to be relatively narrow (1.2 nm–1.4 nm in diameter), less chirality dependent, almost the same as the diameter distribution of SWNTs obtained by using laser-furnace technique.


36.40.-c Atomic and molecular clusters 61.46.Fg Nanotubes 81.05.Tp Fullerenes and related materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKyoto Sangyo UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan

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