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High-resolution electron microscopy of detonation nanodiamond

Iakoubovskii, K. and Mitsuishi, K. and Furuya, K. (2008) High-resolution electron microscopy of detonation nanodiamond. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (15).

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The structure of individual nanodiamond grains produced by the detonation of carbon-based explosives has been studied with a high-vacuum aberration-corrected electron microscope. Many grains show a well-resolved cubic diamond lattice with negligible contamination, thereby demonstrating that the non-diamond shell, universally observed on nanodiamond particles, could be intrinsic to the preparation process rather than to the nanosized diamond itself. The strength of the adhesion between the nanodiamond grains, and the possibility of their patterning with sub-nanometer precision, are also demonstrated.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
ID Code:6122
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:11 Sep 2009 16:47
Last Modified:11 Sep 2009 16:47

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