Near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy as a tool for investigating nanomaterials. Academic Article uri icon


  • We have demonstrated near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy as a particularly useful and effective technique for simultaneously probing the surface chemistry, surface molecular orientation, degree of order, and electronic structure of carbon nanotubes and related nanomaterials. Specifically, we employ NEXAFS in the study of single-walled carbon nanotube and multi-walled carbon nanotube powders, films, and arrays, as well as of boron nitride nanotubes. We have focused on the advantages of NEXAFS as an exciting, complementary tool to conventional microscopy and spectroscopy for providing chemical and structural information about nanoscale samples.

published proceedings

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemraj-Benny, T., Banerjee, S., Sambasivan, S., Balasubramanian, M., Fischer, D. A., Eres, G., ... Wong, S. S.

citation count

  • 144

complete list of authors

  • Hemraj-Benny, Tirandai||Banerjee, Sarbajit||Sambasivan, Sharadha||Balasubramanian, Mahalingam||Fischer, Daniel A||Eres, Gyula||Puretzky, Alexander A||Geohegan, David B||Lowndes, Douglas H||Han, Weiqiang||Misewich, James A||Wong, Stanislaus S

publication date

  • January 2006


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