Interpretation of electron diffraction patterns from amorphous and fullerene-like carbon allotropes

Zsolt Czigány, Lars Hultman

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The short range order in amorphous and fullerene-like carbon compounds has been characterized by selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns and compared with simulations of model nanoclusters. Broad rings in SAED pattern from fullerene-like CNx at ~1.2, ~2, and ~3.5Å indicate short-range order similar to that in graphite, but peak shifts indicate sheet curvature in agreement with high-resolution transmission electron microscopy images. Fullerene-like CPx exhibits rings at ~1.6 and 2.6Å, which can be explained if it consists of fragments with short-range order and high curvature similar to that of C20.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-819
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010



  • Electron diffraction
  • Fullerene-like carbon
  • Nanoclusters
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation

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