Raman study of polymer-metal hybrid nanotubes using atomic force/confocal combined microscope

Dae Chul Kim, Ryun Kim, Hyun Jun Kim, Jeongyong Kim, Dong Hyuk Park, Hyun Seung Kim, Jinsoo Joo

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We used a laser confocal microscope combined with an atomic force microscope (AFM) to study poly(3-methylthiophene) (P3MT) and P3MT/Ni double-wall hybrid nanotubes. The Raman spectra and correlated AFM images of isolated single P3MT/Ni nanotubes were obtained and compared with those of the P3MT nanotubes. Results showed that in the P3MT/Ni double-wall hybrid nanotubes, doping-related Raman band intensities are greatly reduced, indicating the quenching of interband states with an outer Ni coating on the P3MT nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5556-5559
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number8 B
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 23



  • Confocal microscope
  • Hybrid nanotube
  • Poly(3-methylthiophene)
  • Polymer nanotube
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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