Resonant Raman scattering (RRS) was used to probe the electronic states of CdS nanowires (∼10 nm diameter) grown by chemical vapor deposition. Individual Ar+ laser lines were used to vary the excitation energy while observing scattering from CdS phonons; strong 1-longitudinal optical (LO) and 2-LO Raman resonances were readily observed within the broader photoluminescence emission. The energy separation between the peaks of the 1-LO and 2-LO resonance was found to be 34 meV, in good agreement with bulk values. These results demonstrate that RRS is a powerful tool for probing the electronic and vibrational properties of semiconductor nanowires.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)