TITLE

Binding energy of parallel carbon nanotubes

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, B.; Gao, M.; Zuo, J.M.; Qu, S.; Liu, B.; Huang, Y.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/27/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 17, p3570
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
11123002

 

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