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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2015, volume 16, issue 3, pages 230-237.
Section: Radiation Physics.
Received: 02.03.2015; Accepted: 11.06.2015; Published online: 12.10.2015.
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Multiwalled carbon nanotube destruction in the radiation damages to electron irradiation

T. M. Pinchuk-Rugal1,*, O. P. Dmytrenko1, M. P. Kulish1, L. A. Bulavin1, O. S. Nychyporenko1, Yu. Ye. Grabovskyy1, A. G. Rugal1, M. A. Zabolotnyy1, M. M. Bilyy1, V. V. Shlapatskaya2, S. V. Lizunova3

1 Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine
2 L. V. Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3 G. V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: Behavior of the X-ray diffraction and vibrational Raman spectra of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) under high-energy electron irradiation (Ee = 1.8 MeV) with large doses of absorption to 10 MGy were studied. With increasing dose uptake to 10.0 MGy, the interlayer correlation in the distribution of the individual graphene nanotubes nets not only is maintained, but is even improved. Defective bands D, D' and G band with increasing dose absorption have significant transformation, which show radiation damages of MWCNT. The destruction of nanotubes under electron irradiation is accompanied by increased regulation in the arrangement of individual nanotubes by interlayer cross-links involving interstitial atoms. The severity of degradation and cross-linking of MWCNT depends on the electron absorption dose.

Keywords: multi-walled carbon nanotubes, X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering, electron irradiation, radiation damages, destruction.


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