Microscopic determination of the interlayer binding energy in graphite

Lorin X. Benedict, Nasreen G. Chopra, Marvin L. Cohen, A. Zettl, Steven G. Louie, Vincent Henry Crespi

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Abstract

High-tensile-strength carbon nanotubes are nonetheless susceptible to large radial deformations. In particular, tubes may collapse so that opposing tube walls attain the graphitic interlayer spacing. A simple elastic model shows that the ratio of mean curvature modulus to the interwall attraction of graphite determines the cross-section of a collapsed tube. Transmission electron microscopy of collapsed tubes confirms the elastic model and affords the first microscopic measurement of the strength of the intersheet attraction, a quantity otherwise difficult to assess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-496
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume286
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 17 1998

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Benedict, Lorin X. ; Chopra, Nasreen G. ; Cohen, Marvin L. ; Zettl, A. ; Louie, Steven G. ; Crespi, Vincent Henry. / Microscopic determination of the interlayer binding energy in graphite. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1998 ; Vol. 286, No. 5-6. pp. 490-496.
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In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 286, No. 5-6, 17.04.1998, p. 490-496.

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