A systematic procedure for determining the chiral indices of multi-walled carbon nanotubes using electron diffraction--each and every shell.


Electron diffraction technique has been developed and refined to establish a systematic procedure to determine the chirality (chiral indices) of each and every shell in a carbon nanotube. We have introduced a zoning scheme to sort the reflection layer lines from the multiple shells of a carbon nanotube. An application of the procedure is demonstrated as an… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2010.09.010