Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

December 2002


Copyright Materials Research Society. Reprinted from MRS Proceedings Volume 740.
2002 Fall Meeting Symposium I
Nanomaterials for Structural Applications
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Neat Fibers of HiPco single wall carbon nanotubes extruded from strong acid suspensions exhibit preferred orientation along fiber axes. We characterize the extrusion-induced alignment using x-ray fiber diagrams and polarized Raman scattering, using a model which allows for some fraction of the sample to remain completely unaligned. We show that both x-ray and Raman data are required for a complete texture analysis of SWNT fibers.



Date Posted: 05 November 2004

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