Site-selective radiation damage of collapsed carbon nanotubes

Vincent H. Crespi, Nasreen G. Chopra, Marvin L. Cohen, A. Zettl, Velimir Radmilovíc

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Carbon nanotubes can flatten into collapsed tubes with bulbs along either edge. The strong anisotropy in the graphitic radiation damage threshold both explains the rapid destruction of face-on flattened nanotubes and can be exploited to selectively modify the structure of edge-on flattened nanotubes, thereby creating one-dimensional sp2 carbon with noncontinuous transverse boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2435-2437
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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