Structural change of graphite during electron irradiation

Junichi Koike, D. F. Pedraza

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Highly oriented pyrolytic graphite was irradiated at room temperature with 300-keV electrons. High resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy were employed to study the structure of electron-irradiated graphite. All the results obtained here consistently indicated the absence of long-range order periodicity in the basal plane and the loose retention of the c-axis periodicity. The structure was modeled based on a mixture of sixfold and non-sixfold atom rings. The formation of non-sixfold atom rings was related to the observed buckling and discontinuity of the original graphite basal plane.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558991743
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventBeam Solid Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1992 Nov 301992 Dec 4


OtherBeam Solid Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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