Departmental Papers (MSE)

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Conference Paper

Date of this Version

December 2002


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.


Copyright Materials Research Society. Reprinted from MRS Proceedings Volume 740.
2002 Fall Meeting Symposium I
Nanomaterials for Structural Applications
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Date Posted: 05 November 2004

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