Georgi, Carsten; Hartschuh, Achim
Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopic imaging of localized defects in carbon nanotubes.
In: Applied physics letters, Vol. 97, No. 14, 143117
We used tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to study defect induced D-band Raman scattering in metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes with a spatial resolution of 15 nm. The spatial extent of the D-band signal in the vicinity of localized defects is visualized and found to be about 2 nm only. Using the strong optical fields underneath the tip, we photogenerate localized defects and derive a relation between defect density and resulting D-band intensity.