From carbon nanotubes to carbon nanorods


Erkoc S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.11, no.6, pp.1247-1255, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183100001061
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Page Numbers: pp.1247-1255

Abstract

The structural properties of single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes and the formation of carbon nanorods from multi-wall carbon nanotubes have been investigated by performing molecular-dynamics computer simulations. Calculations have been realized by using an empirical many-body potential energy function for carbon. It has been found that carbon nanorod formation takes place with smallest possible multi-wall nanotubes under heat treatment. On the other hand, it has been also found that single-wall carbon nanotubes are stronger than the multi-wall nanotubes against heat treatment.