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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S6 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: A1184–A1189

Electroluminescence from chirality-sorted (9,7)-semiconducting carbon nanotube devices

Martin H.P. Pfeiffer, Ninette Stürzl, Christoph W. Marquardt, Michael Engel, Simone Dehm, Frank Hennrich, Manfred M. Kappes, Uli Lemmer, and Ralph Krupke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S6, pp. A1184-A1189 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.0A1184


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Abstract

We have measured the electroluminescence and photoluminescence of (9,7)-semiconducting carbon nanotube devices and demonstrate that the electroluminescence wavelength is determined by the nanotube’s chiral index (n,m). The devices were fabricated on Si3N4-membranes by dielectrophoretic assembly of tubes from monochiral dispersion. Electrically driven (9,7)-devices exhibit a single Lorentzian-shaped emission peak at 825 nm in the visible part of the spectrum. The emission could be assigned to the excitonic E22 interband-transition by comparison of the electroluminescence spectra with corresponding photoluminescence excitation maps. We show a linear dependence of the EL peak width on the electrical current, and provide evidence for the inertness of Si3N4 surfaces with respect to the nanotubes optical properties.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Organic Light-emitting Diodes

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2011
Published: September 22, 2011

Citation
Martin H.P. Pfeiffer, Ninette Stürzl, Christoph W. Marquardt, Michael Engel, Simone Dehm, Frank Hennrich, Manfred M. Kappes, Uli Lemmer, and Ralph Krupke, "Electroluminescence from chirality-sorted (9,7)-semiconducting carbon nanotube devices," Opt. Express 19, A1184-A1189 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-S6-A1184


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