Perspectives on carbon nanotubes and graphene Raman spectroscopy

Nano Lett. 2010 Mar 10;10(3):751-8. doi: 10.1021/nl904286r.


Raman spectroscopy is here shown to provide a powerful tool to differentiate between two different sp(2) carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes and graphene) which have many properties in common and others that differ. Emphasis is given to the richness of both carbon nanostructures as prototype examples of nanostructured materials. A glimpse toward future developments in this field is presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Graphite / chemistry*
  • Models, Chemical*
  • Models, Molecular*
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Nanotechnology / methods
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / chemistry*
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / ultrastructure*
  • Spectrum Analysis, Raman / methods*


  • Nanotubes, Carbon
  • Graphite