Surface Fractal Dimension of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes

Sun, Cheng-Hua, Li, Feng, Ying, Zhe, Liu, Chang and Cheng, Hui-Ming (2004) Surface Fractal Dimension of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes. Physical Review B, 69 3: 033404-1-033404-4. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.69.033404

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Author Sun, Cheng-Hua
Li, Feng
Ying, Zhe
Liu, Chang
Cheng, Hui-Ming
Title Surface Fractal Dimension of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes
Journal name Physical Review B   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-0121
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.033404
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 69
Issue 3
Start page 033404-1
End page 033404-4
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Subject 020403 Condensed Matter Modelling and Density Functional Theory
020406 Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter
039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
100708 Nanomaterials
030304 Physical Chemistry of Materials
Abstract Isolated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), SWNT bundles, and ropes (or strands) show a structural self-similar characteristic. By calculating the Hausdorff dimension, it was found that their self-similar organization leads to surface fractality and the value of the surface dimension (Ds) depends on self-similar patterns. Experimentally, Ds obtained by nitrogen adsorption measurements at 77.3 K and by the small-angle x-ray scattering technique in our study proved our calculation that the surface dimension of SWNTs is nonintegral, 2
Keyword Adsorption
Scattering
Ropes
Q-Index Code C1

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