Electron energy-loss spectroscopy on individual nanotubes

O. Stéphan, M. Kociak, L. Henrard, K. Suenaga, A. Gloter, M. Tencé, E. Sandré, C. Colliex

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Different spatially resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) experiments on individual nanotubes performed in the context of a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) are presented. The capabilities of EELS for probing the local anisotropy of the unoccupied electronic states are demonstrated and the effects of the graphite network curvature on the nature of the chemical bonding is investigated. The peculiarity of the valence electron excitation modes in carbon nanotubes due to the curved anisotropy is also pointed out through near-field EELS experiments.

langue originaleAnglais
Pages (de - à)209-217
Nombre de pages9
journalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Les DOIs
étatPublié - 1 janv. 2001
Evénement8th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS-8) - Berkeley, CA, USA
Durée: 8 août 200012 août 2000

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