Mechanical properties of nanotubule fibers and composites determined from theoretical calculations and simulations

S. B. Sinnott, O. A. Shenderova, C. T. White, D. W. Brenner

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Abstract

Theoretical Young's moduli have been estimated for carbon fibers composed of single-walled fullerene nanotubules aligned in the direction of the tubule axis. In the limit of infinitely long tubules, the fibers can have a Young's modulus comparable to that of diamond. Exploiting this property of nanotubule fibers, we investigate a new carbon composite composed of layered nanotubule fibers and diamond. Such a composite is found to be a high-modulus, low-density material that is quite stable to shear and other distortions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCarbon
Volume36
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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