Carbon nano-ribbons and their edge phonons

T. Tanaka*, A. Tajima, R. Moriizumi, M. Hosoda, R. Ohno, E. Rokuta, C. Oshima, S. Otani

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Well-defined carbon nano-ribbons with a honeycomb structure have been grown on a TiC (755) surface. The width between two armchair edges is ∼ 1.3 nm and the length is a macroscopic scale. The phonon modes and the electronic π bands of the carbon nano-ribbons were quantized, which is a characteristic feature of the ribbons with nano-scale widths. Additionally, we have detected the transverse optical edge phonons, of which the vibrational amplitudes are localized at the armchair edge sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1


  • A. Nanostructures
  • Electron energy loss spectroscopy
  • Epitaxy
  • Phonons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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