Orientation of nitrate molecules in graphite-HNO3 residue compounds

R. Moreh, O. Shahal, G. Kimmel

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With the use of nuclear resonance fluorescence of 6.324-MeV photons from 15N, it is shown that in third-stage graphite-HNO3 residue compounds (characterized by a distance I3=13.25 AÌ), the intercalant molecules are in the form of nitrates and are oriented at theta0=13?(de±5?(de to the graphite planes. The procedure for preparing and characterizing thick residue samples using highly oriented pyrolytic graphite is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5717-5720
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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