Radiative lifetimes and coherence lengths of one-dimensional excitons in single-walled carbon nanotubes
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We evaluated the radiative lifetimes and the one-dimensional exciton coherence lengths in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The radiative lifetimes determined from simultaneous measurements of photoluminescence (PL) lifetimes and PL quantum yields range from ~3 to 10 ns, and slightly increase with the tube diameter. The exciton coherence lengths in SWNTs are of the order of 10 nm, as deduced from the experimentally obtained radiative lifetimes, and they are about ten times larger than the exciton Bohr radius along the tube axis.
- Physical Review B
Physical Review B 80(8), 2009-08
American Institute of Physics