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The mechanically induced tuning of structural properties for MgO tubes under uniaxial tension, torsion and bending: computer molecular modelling

Enyashin, A N and Ivanovskii, A L (2007) The mechanically induced tuning of structural properties for MgO tubes under uniaxial tension, torsion and bending: computer molecular modelling. Nanotechnology, 18 (20). 205707 (5pp).

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Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/0957-4484/18/205707

Abstract

We show that the structural properties of magnesium oxide nanotubes (MgO NTs) can be successfully altered under mechanical deformations. Using a computer molecular modelling to explore the structural transformations and stress-strain curves of MgO tubes under axial tension, torsion and bending, we find that: (i) under torsion the local section of a tube collapses and adopts an amorphous-like structure; (ii) the tensile deformation leads to the formation of a new (4/6/8) nanophase and (iii) the bending of the tubes leads to the formation of unique nanometre-scaled hexagonal MgO phase included in MgO NT walls. Thus, we predict that at least two new mechanically induced nanometre-scaled non-cubic MgO phases can be tailored under a mechanical strain.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:648
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 10:41
Last Modified:20 Mar 2009 08:58

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