Binding energy of parallel carbon nanotubes

Chen, B.; Gao, M.; Zuo, J.M.; Qu, S.; Liu, B.; Huang, Y.
October 2003
Applied Physics Letters;10/27/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 17, p3570
Academic Journal
We study the interaction between two separate carbon nanotubes that bond together by examing their geometry in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The TEM image, in conjunction with a continuum mechanics model interpretation, provides an estimate of 0.36 nN binding energy between the two parallel carbon nanotubes. This result agrees well with the calculated binding energy using an atomistic model. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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