On the diffraction pattern of C60 peapods

Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology Slovak Technical University Radlinského 9 812 32 Bratislava Slovak Republic
Physics of Condensed Matter (Impact Factor: 1.35). 10/2004; 42(1):31-45. DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2004-00355-x
Source: arXiv


We present detailed calculations of the diffraction pattern of a powder of bundles of C 60 peapods. The influence of all pertinent structural parameters of the bundles on the diffraction diagram is discussed, which should lead to a better interpretation of X-ray and neutron diffraction diagrams. We illustrate our formalism for X-ray scattering experiments performed on peapod samples synthesized from 2 different technics, which present different structural parameters. We propose and test different criteria to solve the difficult problem of the filling rate determination. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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