Structural properties of carbon nanorods: Molecular-dynamics simulations

Erkoc S., Malcioglu O. B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.13, no.3, pp.367-373, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The formation of carbon nanorods from various types of carbon nanotubes has been investigated by performing molecular-dynamics computer simulations. Calculations have been realized by using an empirical many-body potential energy function for carbon. It has been found that carbon nanorod formed from carbon nanotubes with different chirality is not stable even at low temperature.