- Confinement of organic dyes inside single walled carbon nanotubes hal link

Auteur(s): Bantignies J.-L.(Corresp.)

Conférence invité: Nanomaterials Applications Conference (NANOAPP17) (Bled, SI, 2017-06-14)

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Opto-electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes can be significantly modified by chromophore confinement into their hollow core. This presentation deals with quaterthiophene derivatives encapsulated into nanotubes displaying different diameter distributions. We show that the supramolecular organizations of the confined chromophores depend on the nanocontainer size. The Raman radial breathing mode frequency is monitored by both the number of confined molecules into a nanotube section and the competition between dye/dye and dye/tube wall interactions. The confinement properties lead also to an exaltation of the infrared absorption response1 in single-walled carbon nanotubes from dye molecule interactions due to a symmetry breaking, allowing us, thanks to the complementarity of DFT calculations and experimental IR investigations to study interactions between both subsystems. Significant electron transfer from the confined molecules to the nanotubes is also reported from Raman investigations. This charge transfer leads to an important enhancement of the photoluminescence intensity by a factor of nearly five depending on the tube diameter. In addition, close to the molecule resonance, the magnitude of the Raman G-band shifts is modified and the intensity loss is amplified, indicating a photo-induced electron transfer. Results are discussed in the frame of electron-phonon coupling. Thus, confinement species into nanotubes allow moving the Fermi level and consequently to monitor their opto-electronic properties.