Tensile mechanical behavior of hollow and filled carbon nanotubes under tension or combined tension-torsion

Byeong Woo Jeong, Jang Keun Lim, Susan B. Sinnott

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Abstract

The tensile mechanical behavior of hollow and filled single-walled carbon nanotubes under tension or combined tension-torsion is examined using classical molecular dynamics simulations. These simulations indicate that the tensile strength under combined tension-torsion can be increased by filling the carbon nanotubes, and the amount of this increase depends on the kind of filling material. They also predict that the tensile strength under combined tension-torsion decreases linearly under applied torsion. The tensile strength can be modified by adjusting the system temperature and through chemical functionalization to the carbon nanotube walls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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