||Vibrational energy transfer from photoexcited carbon nanotubes to proteins observed by coherent phonon spectroscopy
Nakayama, Tomohito ,
Yoshizawa, Shunsuke ,
Hirano, Atsushi ,
Tanaka, Takeshi ,
Shiraki, KentaroHase, Muneaki
, p.125101 , 2017-12 , The Japan Society of Applied Physics , IOP Publishing ltd
Vibrational energy transfer from photoexcited single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to coupled proteins is a key to engineering thermally induced biological reactions, for example, in photothermal therapy. Here, we explored vibrational energy transfer from photoexcited SWCNTs to different adsorbed biological materials by means of a femtosecond pump–probe technique. We show that the vibrational relaxation time of the radial breathing modes in SWCNTs depends significantly on the structure of the coupled materials, that is, proteins or biopolymers, indicating that the vibrational energy transfer is governed by overlapping of the phonon densities of states of the SWCNTs and coupled materials.