MRS Proc. 2001 DOI: 10.1557/proc-706-z9.7.1 View full text
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T. Narita, K. Shintani

Abstract: AbstractThe mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes are investigated by means of molecular dynamics simulations. The Tersoff-Brenner potential is used for the calculation of the interatomic forces. Two kinds of simulation cells are considered; one adopts the periodic boundary condition along the tube axis and the other corresponds to tube clusters. The atoms at the ends of a simulation cell are translated along its axis, and the Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio are estimated. How these mecha…

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