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Multi-walled nanotubes: CommensurateIncommensurate phase transition and NEMS applications

Bichoutskaia, E, Heggie, MI, Lozovik, YE and Popov, AM (2006) Multi-walled nanotubes: CommensurateIncommensurate phase transition and NEMS applications Fullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 14 (2-3). pp. 131-140.

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Interaction of nonrigid walls of doublewalled carbon nanotubes is studied within the FrenkelKontorova model. It reveals a clearly defined commensurateincommensurate phase transition. Parameter which determines this phase is calculated for a set of doublewalled nanotubes with nonchiral commensurate walls using ab initio interwall interaction energies and elastic properties. Possibility of formation of incommensurability defects in the commensurate phase is considered. The length of the defects and energy of their formation are calculated. Principal scheme of strain nanosensor based on the commensurateincommensurate phase transition in doublewalled nanotube is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Bichoutskaia, E
Lozovik, YE
Popov, AM
Date : 1 December 2006
DOI : 10.1080/15363830600663412
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:31
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:24

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