Study of Carbon Nanotubes Under High Pressure

Abstract

The elastic behavior and structural changes of single-walled carbon nanotubes under hydrostatic pressure produced by a gasketed diamond anvil cell has been studied using in situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction. The compaction of the raft-like bundles of single-walled carbon nanotube showed a linear behavior up to 1.5 GPa pressure and the volume compressibility deduced from the experimental data is 0.024 GPa−1. The elastic deformation is attributed to the combination of a reduction in the inter-tubular distance and the polygonization of the otherwise circular nanotube sections.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. 1.

    S. Iijima, Nature 354, 56 (1991).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    G. Overney, W. Zhong, and D. Tomanek, Z. Phys. D27, 93 (1993).

    Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    M.M.J. Treacy, T.W. Ebbesen and J.M. Gibson, Nature 381, 678 (1996).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    S. Iijima and T. Ichihashi, Nature 363, 603 (1993).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    S. Iijima, C. Brabec, A. Maiti, and J. Bernholc, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 2089 (1996).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    J. Tersoff and R.S. Ruoff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 676 (1994).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    S.A. Chesnokov, V.A. Nalimova, A.G. Rinzler, R.E. Smalley, and J.E. Fischer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 343 (1999).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    U.D. Venkateswaran, A.M. Rao, E. Richter, M. Menon, A. Rinzler, R.E. Smalley, and P.C. Eklund, Phys. Rev. B 59, 10928 (1999).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    L.C. Qin and S. Iijima, Chem. Phys. Lett. 269, 65 (1997).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    L.C. Qin, S. Iijima, H. Kataura, Y. Maniwa, S. Suzuki, and Y. Achiba, Chem. Phys. Lett. 268, 101 (1997).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  11. 11.

    A. Thess, R. Lee, P. Nikolaev, H. Dai, P. Petit, J. Robert, C. Xu, Y.H. Lee, S.G. Kim, A.G. Rinzler, D.T. Colbert, G.E. Scuseria, D. Tomanek, J.E. Fischer, and R.E. Smalley, Science 273, 483 (1996).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  12. 12.

    J.-C. Charlier, Ph. Lambin, and T.W. Ebbesen, Phys. Rev. B 54, R8377 (1996).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to J. Tang.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Tang, J., Qin, L.C., Matsushita, A. et al. Study of Carbon Nanotubes Under High Pressure. MRS Online Proceedings Library 593, 179–184 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-593-179

Download citation