Simulation of carbon nanotube junction formations

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

Conference of the NATO-Advanced-Study-Institute on Nanoengineered Nanofibrous Materials, Belek-Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 12 September 2003, vol.169, pp.237-240 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 169
  • City: Belek-Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-240


In this work we have examined the possible formation of a junction between two identical C(10,0) carbon nanotubes. One of the tubes was rotated 90 degrees with respect to the other. Simulation have been performed by means of a molecular-dynamics technique at 1K. For this purpose, we have introduced two stiff layers of graphite positioned above and below the nanotubes. By moving these layers we have created an effective force pushing the tubes closer to each other. In this simulation we have used a semi-empirical many-body potential for carbon.