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Nanotube oscillator based on a short single-walled carbon nanotube bundle

Kang, Jeong Won and Song, Ki Oh and Hwang, Ho Jung and Jiang, Qing (2006) Nanotube oscillator based on a short single-walled carbon nanotube bundle. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 17 (9). pp. 2250-2258.

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/17/9/030

Abstract

Carbon nanotube (CNT) oscillators based on a single-walled CNT bundle were investigated using classical molecular dynamics simulations. We present the schematics of a CNT bundle oscillator that could be initiated by an electrostatic capacitive force. While the capacitive force acting on a CNT oscillator extruded it, the force exerted on the CNT oscillator by the excess van der Waals energy sucked it into the bundle. Therefore, the CNT oscillator could be oscillated by both Coulomb and the van der Waals interactions. The operation frequency of a CNT bundle oscillator could be controlled by both the size and the length of the bundle. Our molecular dynamics simulation results showed unique features of the CNT bundle oscillators such as chaotic signature and high damping rate. CNT oscillation in the bundle showed the coupled motion to be dependent on other CNTs rather than a collective motion of the bundle. As the number of CNTs in the bundle oscillator increased, the chaotic signature of the CNT bundle oscillator increased with the increasing of coupled CNTs.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
ID Code:3771
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 12:18
Last Modified:22 Jan 2009 12:18

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