Elasticity of single-crystalline graphite: Inelastic x-ray scattering study

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Autor(en): Maultzsch J
Zeitschrift: Physical Review B
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2007
Band: 75
Heftnummer: 15
ISSN: 1098-0121


The five independent elastic moduli of single-crystalline graphite are determined using inelastic x-ray scattering. At room temperature the elastic moduli are, in units of GPa, C-11=1109, C-12=139, C-13=0, C-33=38.7, and C-44=4.95. Our experimental results are compared with predictions of ab initio calculations and previously reported incomplete and contradictory data sets. We obtain an upper limit of 1.1 TPa for the on-axis Young's modulus of homogeneous carbon nanotube, thus providing important constraints for further theoretical advances and quantitative input to model elasticity in graphite nanotubes.

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Maultzsch, Janina Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik

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