SWNT nucleation: Energetics of zipping-edge mechanism

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A novel mechanism of SWNT nucleation is considered in oppose to an existing model. The latter model based on the formation of a hemispherical carbon bowl nucleus has no correct description within the thermodynamics and kinetics of the nucleation process. The new mechanism can explain the prevalent formation of [10,10] armchair nanotube on the base of the continuum graphene energetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W2.9.1-W2.9.5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001
EventNanotubes, Fullerenes, Nanostructured and Disordered Carbon - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2001Apr 20 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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