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A critical assessment of the elastic properties and effective wall thickness of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Wang, C. Y. and Zhang, L. C. (2008) A critical assessment of the elastic properties and effective wall thickness of single-walled carbon nanotubes. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (7).

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/19/7/0757...

Abstract

This paper discusses the fundamental issues of the elastic properties and effective wall thickness of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). It provides an in-depth analysis based on the rationale of the nanoscale-to-macroscale deformation relationship of SWCNTs and carries out a critical assessment of the diverse theoretical predictions in the literature. It was found that the in-plane stiffness of SWCNTs is a mechanics quantity that has been consistently reflected by the majority of the existing models. However, a further systematic study is necessary to clarify the dilemma of the wall thickness of SWCNTs.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:2336
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:18 Dec 2008 12:08
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 10:45

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