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X-ray diffraction as a tool for the determination of the structure of double-walled carbon nanotube batches

Cambedouzou, Julien and Chorro, Matthieu and Almairac, Robert and Noé, Laure and Flahaut, Emmanuel and Rols, Stéphane and Monthioux, Marc and Launois, Pascale X-ray diffraction as a tool for the determination of the structure of double-walled carbon nanotube batches. (2009) Physical Review B (PRB), 79 (19). ISSN 1098-0121

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.195423


The average structure of double-walled carbon nanotube DWCNT samples can be determined by x-ray diffraction XRD. We present a formalism that allows XRD patterns of DWCNTs to be simulated and we give researchers the tools needed to perform these calculations themselves. Simulations of XRD patterns within this formalism are compared to experimental data obtained on two different DWCNT samples, produced by chemical vapor deposition or by peapod conversion i.e., high-temperature peapod annealing. For each sample, we are able to determine structural aspects such as the number of walls, the diameter distribution of inner and outer tubes, the intertube spacing, and the bundled structure.

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Additional Information:Thanks to American Physical Society editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.aps.org/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Physical Review B website : http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v79/i19/e195423
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Laue-Langevin - ILL (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Montpellier 2 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Paris-Sud 11 (FRANCE)
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