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Title: On the interpretation of x-ray diffraction powder patterns in terms of the nanostructure of cellulose I fibres.
Authors: Garvey, CJ
Parker, IH
Simon, GP
Keywords: X-Ray Diffraction
Cellulose
Fibers
Paper
Bragg Curve
Crystallography
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2005
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin
Citation: Garvey, C. J., Parker, I. H., & Simon, G. P. (2005). On the interpretation of x-ray diffraction powder patterns in terms of the nanostructure of cellulose I fibres. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 206(15), 1568-1575.
Abstract: The average lateral dimensions of cellulose microfibrils in paper sheets can be determined from the width of X-ray Bragg peaks at half the maximum height. The method assumes it is the finite size of the crystallite which is the main contributor to peak broadening in the directions orthogonal to the long axis of the crystallite. The assumption is examined in the context of samples from different botanical sources, of varying crystallinity and cellulose content and the various instrumental sources of broadening X-ray powder patterns. Excellent fits to the data from paper samples can be obtained by using five Voigt functions to the powder diffraction patterns, for the 01, 101, 021, 002 and 040 reflections. Of these reflections, the 020 is the clearest, and the best able to determine the lateral dimension of the crystallite. Results indicate that the size of microfibrils is dependent on the botanical source of the fibres. © 2005, Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.200500008
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2769
ISSN: 1022-1352
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