|標題:||Dramatic Reduction of IR Vibrational Cross Sections of Molecules Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes|
|作者:||Kazachkin, Dmitry V.|
Witek, Henryk A.
Department of Applied Chemistry
Institute of Molecular science
|摘要:||Combined temperature-programmed desorption and IR studies suggest that absorption cross sections of IR-active vibrations of molecules "strongly" bound to single-wall sidewalls as the origin of such "screening". The observed and identify dielectric screening by highly polarizable SWCNT endohedrally encapsulated molecules are dramatically reduced, carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are reduced at least by a factor of 10. Quantum chemical simulations show that IR intensities of intensity reduction originates from a sizable cancellation of adsorbate dipole moments by mirror charges dynamically induced on the nanotube sidewalls. For exohedrally adsorbed molecules, the dielectric screening is found to be orientation-dependent with a smaller magnitude for adsorption in groove and interstitial sites. The presented results clearly demonstrate and quantify the screening effect of SWCNTs and unequivocally show that IR spectroscopy cannot be applied in a straightforward manner to the study of peapod systems.|
|期刊:||JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY|