Twisted multiwalled carbon-nanotube (MWCNT) ribbons were observed with transmission electron microscopy. Particularly one cantilevered MWCNT ribbon had a twist present in the freestanding segment. An energetics analysis was presented supporting the hypothesis that twists in MWCNT ribbons are stabilized through more favorable atomic registry between neighboring layers in the twisted state.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 15 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics