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TitleSynchrotron X-ray scattering reveals early-stage crystallinity during the self-assembly of polyaniline nanotubes with rectangular cross-sections
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLaslau, C., Ingham B., Zujovic Z.D., Čapková P., Stejskal J., Trchová M., and Travas-Sejdic J.
JournalSynthetic Metals
Pagination2739 - 2742
Date Published2012
ISSN03796779 (ISSN)
KeywordsCrystallinities, Crystallographic information, Crystallographic structure, Diffraction, Formation process, Higher resolution, Intermediate structures, Nanotube formation, Nanotubes, Polyaniline, Polyaniline nanotubes, Rectangular cross-sections, Self assembly, Self-assembled, Structural evolution, Synchrotron x ray diffraction, Synchrotron x rays, Synchrotron X-ray scattering, Synchrotrons, X ray diffraction
AbstractThe use of synchrotron X-ray diffraction to study the crystallographic structure of nanostructure polyaniline is reported. It is shown to reveal unprecedented crystallographic information, particularly for early-stage self-assembled intermediate structures that are critical to the formation process. We discuss the new peaks, which are enabled here by specific advantages of synchrotron X-rays, including higher resolution diffraction patterns, and lower sample quantity requirements. The findings have application to the study of the structural evolution underpinning PANI nanotube formation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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