FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.13, no.2, pp.147-154, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
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FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
carbon nanotori, molecular simulation, mechanical properties, GRAPHITIC CARBON, TOROIDAL FORMS, TORI, NANOTUBES, NANORODS, MODEL
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
The structural stability of carbon nanotori have been investigated by performing molecular-dynamics simulations. The systems considered are C-170, C-250, C-360, C-520 and C-750 tori, which have been constructed using a recently developed algorithm based on the idea of Fonseca et al. Calculations, have been realized by using an empirical many-body potential energy function for carbon. It has been found that all the nanotori considered are stable under heat treatment.