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Small-angle neutron scattering study of high-pressure sintered detonation nanodiamonds


The structure of detonation diamonds sintered at a high pressure (7 GPa) and temperatures of 1200–1700°C has been investigated by small-angle neutron scattering. It is shown that sintering leads to an increase in the particle size from 6 to 30 nm and established that this increase is due to the chainlike oriented attachment of particles. This study supplements the oriented-attachment model, which was suggested based on the X-ray diffraction spectra of detonation nanodiamonds (DNDs) sintered under the same conditions.

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Kidalov, S.V., Shakhov, F.M., Lebedev, V.T. et al. Small-angle neutron scattering study of high-pressure sintered detonation nanodiamonds. Crystallogr. Rep. 56, 1181–1185 (2011).

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  • Crystallography Report
  • Small Angle Neutron Scat
  • Oriented Attachment
  • Relative Volume Fraction
  • Detonation Nanodiamonds