alexa Enhancing mechanical properties of multiwall carbon nanotubes via sp3 interwall bridging.
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Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Xia ZH, Guduru PR, Curtin WA

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Abstract Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations under transverse shear, uniaxial compression, and pullout loading configurations are reported for multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with different fraction of interwall sp3 bonds. The interwall shear coupling in MWCNTs is shown to have a strong influence on load transfer and compressive load carrying capacity. A new continuum shear-coupled-shell model is developed to predict MWCNT buckling, which agrees very well with all MD results. This work demonstrates that MWCNTs can be engineered through control of interwall sp3 coupling to increase load transfer, buckling strength, and energy dissipation by nanotube pullout, all necessary features for good performance of nanocomposites. This article was published in Phys Rev Lett and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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