Radial distribution function analysis of carbon nanotubes

Szczygielska, A. and Jablonska, A. and Burian, A. and Dore, John C. and Honkimaki, V. and Nagy, J.B. (2000) Radial distribution function analysis of carbon nanotubes. Acta Physica Polonica A, 98 (5). pp. 611-617. ISSN 0587-4246 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Wide-angle X-ray scattering studies of carbon nanotubes produced by catalytic decomposition of acetylene on a supported Co catalyst are reported. The X-ray intensities were recorded up to maximum scattering vector K-max = 24 Angstrom and then Fourier transformed to real space. Yielding the radial distribution functions of good spatial resolution were analysed by the model based on fitting procedures method. Detailed analysis of the experimental data by a least-squares fitting procedure shows that the local atomic structure exhibits the expected hexagonal network with the nearest-neighbour C-C distance of 1.41 Angstrom. Investigation of stacking nature of subsequent layers suggests the structure in which adjacent layers are arranged without spatial correlations with inter-tubule spacing of about 3.4 Angstrom.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: International Conference on Condensed Matter Physics JASZOWIEC, POLAND, MAY 17-20, 2000
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2009 22:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 14:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16666 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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