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Title
Transformation of peapods into double walled carbon nanotubes
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Abstract
X-ray diffraction studies comparing the transformation of C(60) and C(70) peapods into double walled carbon nanotubes are presented. The structures of the as-formed DWCNTs are strikingly similar, showing that they are not dependent on the nature of the fullerene precursor. High temperature X-ray diffraction measurements of C(70) peapods below the coalescence temperature show that confined C(70) molecules in large tubes undergo an orientational. transition to free rotations. Fast re-orientations of C(70) molecules allow cyclo-addition between adjacent fullerenes to form, in good agreement with the mechanism of coalescence proposed in the literature for C(60) molecules. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Carbon. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2010
ISSN
0008-6223
Volume/pages
48:1(2010), p. 89-98
ISI
000272018800012
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