On a Mathematical Model of Twisted Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes

A. Di Carlo, L. Teresi, P. Podio Guidugli

Abstract


We propose a continuum theory of twisted MWCNTs, in which interwall interactions depend significantly on defect density. We envisage various sorts of defect populations, one of them being nucleated at the outermost wall due to chromium deposition during fabrication; when triggered by repeated twisting cycles, defects transform and migrate in either the circumferential or the inward radial direction. We expect our model to account for all of the seemingly contradictory experimental facts reported in Refs. 1-5; the relative numerical tests are on their way.

[DOI: 10.1685 / CSC06166] About DOI

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1685/




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