Stability of carbon nanotori under heat treatment: Molecular-dynamics simulations


Tasci E., Yazgan E., Malcioglu O. B. , Erkoc S.

FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.13, no.2, pp.147-154, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/fst-200050695
  • Journal Name: FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-154
  • Keywords: carbon nanotori, molecular simulation, mechanical properties, GRAPHITIC CARBON, TOROIDAL FORMS, TORI, NANOTUBES, NANORODS, MODEL

Abstract

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.