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New Physics Condensed Matter Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Silesia

May 6, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- A new study on Physics Condensed Matter is now available. According to news reporting originating from Katowice, Poland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The disordered structure of commercially available CXV activated carbon produced from finely powdered wood-based carbon has been studied using the wide-angle x-ray scattering technique, molecular dynamics and density functional theory simulations. The x-ray scattering data has been converted to the real space representation in the form of the pair correlation function via the Fourier transform."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Silesia, "Geometry optimizations using classical molecular dynamics based on the reactive empirical bond order potential and density functional theory at the B3LYP/6-31g* level have been performed to generate nanoscale models of CXV carbon consistent with the experimental data. The final model of the structure comprises four chain-like and buckled graphitic layers containing a small percentage of four-fold coordinated atoms (sp(3) defects) in each layer."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The presence of non-hexagonal rings in the atomic arrangement has been also considered."

For more information on this research see: The atomic scale structure of CXV carbon: wide-angle x-ray scattering and modeling studies. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 2013;25(45):454203.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Hawelek, A Chelkowski Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ulica Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice, Poland Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, ulica Sowinskiego 5, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. Additional authors for this research include A. Brodka, J.C. Dore, V. Honkimaki and A. Burian.

Keywords for this news article include: Poland, Europe, Katowice, Molecular Dynamics, Physics Condensed Matter.

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