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Kinetic resistance of carbon fullerenes in aqueous solution

Shen, Haijun (2007) Kinetic resistance of carbon fullerenes in aqueous solution. NANO, 2 (4). pp. 243-247.

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By using the molecular dynamics ( MD) method, the deceleration of C-n (n = 60, 180, 240, 540) and C-60@C-240 fullerenes is simulated in aqueous solution. The curves of resistance-velocity and resistance-Renault (Re) number are also obtained. Further the MD results are compared with the Stokes ones of sphere, i.e., the macroscopic theoretical fluid mechanics (FM) results for low Re number. It is shown that under low Re number, the resistance of the fullerenes in aqueous solution is higher than the Stokes results by two orders of magnitude, and it can be estimated through the Stokes results multiplied by (110.38-1.48/Re).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fullerene; aqueous solution; kinetic resistance; MD; Stokes result
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:2869
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 17:11
Last Modified:27 Jan 2009 13:59

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