Effect of chirality on buckling behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zhang, Y. Y., Tan, V. B. C. and Wang, C. M. (2006) Effect of chirality on buckling behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Applied Physics, 100 7: . doi:10.1063/1.2355433

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Author Zhang, Y. Y.
Tan, V. B. C.
Wang, C. M.
Title Effect of chirality on buckling behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Journal name Journal of Applied Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8979
1089-7550
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1063/1.2355433
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 100
Issue 7
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melville, NY, United States
Publisher A I P Publishing LLC
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, molecular dynamics simulations (MDS) are performed on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in order to study the effects of chirality on their buckling behavior under axial compression. In the MDS, the Tersoff-Brenner potential is used to describe the interaction of carbon atoms in the SWCNTs. The sensitivity of the buckling strains and buckling modes with respect to the chirality of SWCNT is investigated by modeling SWCNTs with different chiral angles, varying from 0° to 30°, but keeping the length-to-diameter ratio constant. The carbon nanotubes are also analyzed using a continuum cylindrical shell model based on the theory of nonlocal elasticity so as to assess its validity in predicting the buckling strains when compared with the results that are obtained by MDS. The differences between the buckling strains at the continuum scale and that at the nanoscale are also studied. The present analysis and results are helpful in understanding the buckling behaviors of axially compressed carbon nanotubes. This knowledge is important for the application of carbon nanotubes as building blocks of nanomechanical devices.
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