|Type of Publication:||Article|
|Journal:||Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics||Volume:||243|
PT: J; CT: 20th International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials; CY: MAR 04-11, 2006; CL: Kirchberg, AUSTRIA; TC: 4; UT: WOS:000242187000051
We present two-photon excitation luminescence experiments on carbon nanotubes which show the excitonic origin of the optical excitations. The two-photon allowed exciton state, which has even parity under rotation about the U-axis, is roughly 300 meV above the one-photon active, odd-parity state. This indicates exciton binding energies on the order of 400 meV for nanotubes with diameters around 8 A. Ab-initio calculations of the exciton wavefunctions and energies are in good agreement with our experimental results, confirming the predictions on the symmetry of the exciton states. (c) 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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