Energy relaxation and pulsed neutrons diffraction studies of carbon nanotubes

Burian, Andrzej and Brodka, A. and Koloczek, J. and Dore, John C. and Hannon, Alex C. and Fonseca, A. (2006) Energy relaxation and pulsed neutrons diffraction studies of carbon nanotubes. Diamond and Related Materials, 15 (4-8). pp. 1090-1093. ISSN 0925-9635. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes containing non-hexagonal rings have been computer generated and relaxed by minimization of the energy using the conjugate-gradient method. Then the powder diffraction patterns have been computed and converted to a real-space representation by the Fourier transform, yielding pair correlation functions which are compared with the pulsed neutrons experimental data for the single-wall carbon nanotubes produced by catalytic chemical vapour deposition. Effects of defective graphene cylinders on the interatomic distances and the resulting structures are discussed. The obtained results are also discussed in relation to previously reported paracrystalline behaviour of the nearest-neighbours distance fluctuations. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Burian, A. Brodka, A. Koloczek, J. Dore, J. C. Hannon, A. C. Fonseca, A.
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Maggie Francis
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2009 19:59
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 10:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13353 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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