Structural properties of carbon nanogears

Tasci E., MALCIOĞLU O. B. , Erkoc S.

FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.16, no.1, pp.30-39, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Structural stabilities of different types of carbon nanogears have been tested against temperature by means of a molecular dynamics procedure. Effects of periodic boundary conditions were also examined. It has been found that although the two types of nanogears (armchair and zigzag CNT yielding) investigated look similar in configuration, when tested against high temperatures, bond breakings and deformations occur at different regions.