Junction formation in crossed nanotubes under pressure: Molecular-dynamics simulations


Tasci E., Malcioglu O. B. , Erkoc A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.16, no.9, pp.1371-1377, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183105007960
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1371-1377
  • Keywords: nanojunction, nanotube, molecular-dynamics, empirical potential, CARBON NANOTUBES, TRANSPORT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Junction formation in crossed C(10,0) single wall carbon nanotubes under pressure has been investigated, using classical molecular-dynamics simulations at 1 K. It has been found that a stable mechanical junction was formed by means of placing two crossed single wall carbon nanotubes between two rigid graphene layers which move toward each other.