Raman Spectra of Diphenylalanine Microtubes: Polarisation and Temperature Effects


Diphenylalanine microtubes have remarkable physical properties that allow one to use them in electronics. In this work, we measured polarised temperature-dependent Raman spectra in self-assembled diphenylalanine microtubes grown from the solution. We observed the anomalous temperature behaviour of the Raman lines. Their temperature changes were minimal, which required a significant improvement in the resolution and stability of Raman measurements. The anomalies in the behaviour of the spectra at about 178 K, 235 K, 255 K, 278 K, 296 K, 398 K and 412 K were observed. The structural phase transition at 398 K is irreversible. This transition is associated with the release of water molecules from nanochannels. The irreversible phase transition has a temperature range of about 10 K.



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Crystallography; Materials Science


Krylov, A; Krylova, S; Kopyl, S; Krylov, A; Salehli, F; Zelenovskiy, P; Vtyurin, A; Kholkin, A

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This research was funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research grant number 18-02-00754, F.S. thanks Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for support under Grant Number 115F227. S.Kopyl and A.Kholkin thank the joint project Portugal-Turkey TUBITAK/0006/2014. This work was developed within the scope of the project CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, refs. UIDB/50011/2020 & UIDP/50011/2020, financed by national funds through the FCT/MEC. S.Kopyl, P.Z. and A.Kholkin were partly supported by FCT (Portugal) through the project BioPiezo-PTDC/CTM-CTM/31679/2017 (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-031679). Part of this work was funded by national funds (OE), through FCT-Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, I.P., in the scope of the framework contract foreseen in the numbers 4, 5, and 6 of the article 23, of the Decree-Law 57/2016, of 29 August, changed by Law 57/2017, of 19 July.

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