Mechanical properties of ultrathin carbon nanotube junctions

F. Y. Meng, San-Qiang Shi, D. S. Xu, C. T. Chan

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Using a bond order potential, molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to study the mechanical properties of ultrathin single-walled carbon nanotubes with or without junction under uniaxial tensile loading. The (3, 3) armchair and (5, 0) zigzag nanotubes have been studied. Topological defects in the junction region influence the mechanical properties of junctions.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberS01
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Modelling and Simulation


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