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Superelasticity of Carbon Nanocoils from Atomistic Quantum Simulations

Liu, Li Zhao and Gao, Hai Li and Zhao, Ji Jun and Lu, Jian Ping (2010) Superelasticity of Carbon Nanocoils from Atomistic Quantum Simulations. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 5 (3). pp. 478-483. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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A structural model of carbon nanocoils (CNCs) on the basis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was proposed. The Young’s moduli and spring constants of CNCs were computed and compared with those of CNTs. Upon elongation and compression, CNCs exhibit superelastic properties that are manifested by the nearly invariant average bond lengths and the large maximum elastic strain limit. Analysis of bond angle distributions shows that the three-dimensional spiral structures of CNCs mainly account for their unique superelasticity.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
ID Code:8770
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:21 Apr 2010 15:38
Last Modified:21 Apr 2010 15:38

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