The Effect of Boundary Conditions on a Theoretical Analysis of Axial Buckling in a Chiral Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube
Journal article, 2010

Using molecular dynamics simulation, we predict that under fixed-end boundary condition, for an unsymmetrical chiral single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), helix-like stripes would appear on the nanotube shell, and torsional buckling could occur. At the same time, buckling critical strains would be greatly reduce (e.g., similar to 20% for a (8,3) SWCNT) compared with those under simply supported boundary conditions. The mechanism for this decrease is not understood.

Helix-Like

Boundary Effect

Stripe

elastic medium

Chiral Carbon Nanotube

torsion

Torsional Buckling

Author

Zhili Hu

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

X. Guo

Shanghai University

Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience

1546-1955 (ISSN) 1546-1963 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 11 2401-2404

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1166/jctn.2010.1625

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10/7/2017