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Title: Torsional responses of double-walled carbon nanotubes via molecular dynamics simulations
Authors: Zhang, Y.Y. 
Wang, C.M. 
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2008
Citation: Zhang, Y.Y., Wang, C.M. (2008-11-12). Torsional responses of double-walled carbon nanotubes via molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 20 (45) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The buckling behaviors of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) under torsion are investigated by using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The effect of length on the torsional buckling behaviors of DWCNTs is examined for the first time. The simulation results show that the DWCNTs experience gradual or simultaneous buckling deformations depending on their lengths. In addition, the effect of the inner tube in a DWCNT on its torsional buckling behavior is also examined. The presence of the inner tube triggers van der Waals (vdW) interactions between it and the outer tube and thus leads to a stiffening effect of the DWCNT against torsional deformation. Whether the ends of the inner tube are free or fixed and whether it is subject to a torque or not, the critical torque and the critical torsional angle of the outer tube are only marginally affected. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter
ISSN: 09538984
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/45/455214
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