Ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes: A theoretical study

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Article on a theoretical study of the ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes.

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Zhao, Qingzhong; Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco & Bernholc, Jerry March 27, 2002.

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Copyright 2002 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review B, 65, http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.65.144105

Abstract: The ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes is investigated by large-scale quantum calculations. While the formation energy of strain-induced topological defects determines the thermodynamic limits of the elastic response and of mechanical resistance to applied tension, it is found that the activation barriers for the formation of such defects are much larger than estimated previously. The theoretical results indicate a substantially greater resilience and strength, and show that the ultimate strength limit of carbon nanotubes has yet to be reached experimentally. Nanotubes are indeed the strongest material known.

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  • Publication Title: Physical Review B
  • Volume: 65
  • Pages: 6
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Zhao, Qingzhong; Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco & Bernholc, Jerry. Ultimate strength of carbon nanotubes: A theoretical study, article, March 27, 2002; [College Park, Maryland]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc234919/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.