Stability of carbon nanotori

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

Conference of the NATO-Advanced-Study-Institute on Nanoengineered Nanofibrous Materials, Belek-Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 12 September 2003, vol.169, pp.241-244 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 169
  • City: Belek-Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-244


The structural stability of carbon nanotori have been investigated by performing molecular--dynamics simulations. The systems considered are C-170, C-360, C-520, and C-750 tori, which have been constructed using an algorithm developed in our laboratory based on Fonseca's idea. Calculations have been realized by using an empirical many-body potential energy function for carbon.