Collapsing carbon nanotubes and diamond formation under shock waves

Y. Q. Zhu, T. Sekine, T. Kobayashi, E. Takazawa, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, H. Terrones

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Abstract

In order to investigate the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, dynamic shock wave pressures (≤50 GPa) were applied on arc-discharge-generated carbon nanotubes containing polyhedral nanoparticles. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) studies of the shock-recovered samples reveal that: (i) layers of the outer shells of the nanotubes break and transform into curled graphitic structures and (ii) the inner tube walls and bulk material display structural defects. Further X-ray powder diffraction and HRTEM analyses exhibit the presence of diamond nanocrystals which are produced after the shock-wave compression of polyhedral particles (present in the starting material).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume287
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 8 1998

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Zhu, Y. Q. ; Sekine, T. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Takazawa, E. ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Terrones, H. / Collapsing carbon nanotubes and diamond formation under shock waves. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1998 ; Vol. 287, No. 5-6. pp. 689-693.
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In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 287, No. 5-6, 08.05.1998, p. 689-693.

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