Scanning tunneling microscopy observation of tightly wound, single-wall coiled carbon nanotubes

L. P. Biró, S. D. Lazarescu, P. A. Thiry, A. Fonseca, J. B. Nagy, A. A. Lucas, Ph Lambin

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Abstract

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images of carbon nanotubes grown by the catalytic cracking of hydrocarbons, which exhibit a well-defined axial periodicity in the 1 nm range, are reported. The data are interpreted as tightly wound, single-wall, coiled carbon nanotubes with an interspire distance of 0.34 nm as the distance between graphene layers in graphite or the distance of single-wall carbon nanotubes in ropes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-500
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - máj. 11 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Biró, L. P., Lazarescu, S. D., Thiry, P. A., Fonseca, A., Nagy, J. B., Lucas, A. A., & Lambin, P. (2000). Scanning tunneling microscopy observation of tightly wound, single-wall coiled carbon nanotubes. Europhysics Letters, 50(4), 494-500. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2000-00296-0