Yazami, Rachid and Gabrisch, Heike and Fultz, Brent (2001) Self-organized carbon nanostrips with a new LiC10 structure derived from carbon nanotubes. Journal of Chemical Physics, 115 (23). pp. 10585-10588. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:YAZjcp01
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Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were reacted with molten lithium at 220 °C for two weeks. This induced dramatic changes in their structure as shown by x-ray and electron diffractometry and Raman spectroscopy. A significant fraction of the initial SWNTs transformed into flat nanostrips having intercalated lithium in between them. Lithium forms a superlattice commensurate with that of the graphitelike nanostrips with [square root of]7×[square root of]3 in-plane distribution. This new structure corresponds to the LiC10 composition.
|Additional Information:||©2001 American Institute of Physics. Received 23 July 2001; accepted 23 October 2001. The authors thank Dr. C.C. Ahn for discussions and advice. This work was supported by D.O.E. through Basic Energy Sciences Grant DE-FG03-00ER15035.|
|Subject Keywords:||lithium compounds, carbon nanotubes, electron diffraction, Raman spectra|
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