Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Condensed Matter Phys, Inst Phys, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Lab Nucl Anal Tech, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
Resonant Raman scattering (RRS) spectra of individual carbon nanotubes on a SiO2 substrate have been investigated first in the temperature range of 100-600 K (Phys. Rev. B 2002, 66, 115411). It was revealed by the intensity abnormality of the radial breathing mode (RBM) that the carbon nanotubes have a temperature-dependent density of electronic states. This means that the previously reported temperature coefficients of RBM of carbon nanotubes are smaller than their "real" ones for the bulk samples of single- or double-walled carbon nanotubes. Comparatively, the G line of individual nanotubes shows no observable difference relative to the bulk samples.