Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Investigations of Order in Carbon Nanotube-Based Systems † Academic Article uri icon


  • Probing order in nanotube systems is of fundamental importance in devising applications of these tubes in field emission applications as well as for components of composite materials. We use near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy to qualitatively and quantitatively study the degree of order and alignment in a wide range of carbon nanotube-based systems, including single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) powder, SWNT films, and aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The results are compared to analogous data obtained from a highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) sample.

author list (cited authors)

  • Banerjee, S., Hemraj-Benny, T., Sambasivan, S., Fischer, D. A., Misewich, J. A., & Wong, S. S.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM