Diffraction of oriented nano-peapods
Laboratoire des Colloïdes, Verres et Nanomatériaux (UMR CNRS 5587), Université Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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Revised: 14 December 2005
Published online: 17 February 2006
This paper presents an investigation of the structural properties of oriented A@SWNT peapods, where A represents any molecular species organized on a 1D cristalline chain inside the single wall nanotubes (SWNT). This study is based on the use of diffraction methods applied to the case of oriented A@SWNT samples. Two preferential orientations of tubes are considered, 1D (fiber) and 2D (pellet) both having an axial symmetry. We show that even in the case of samples presenting a very large mosaic, information about the correlation state between C60 chains and about the C60 polymerization, can be obtained provided that pertinent scans are performed. These are longitudinal scans along and perpendicularly to the symmetry axis accompanied by convenient constant Q scans. Detailed diffraction patterns are simulated in the case of a 2D oriented sample of C60@SWNT peapods (`bucky paper').
PACS: 61.46.+w – Nanoscale materials: clusters, nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanocrystals / 61.48.+c – Fullerenes and fullerene-related materials / 61.10.Nz – X-ray diffraction
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