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Carbon Nanotube Based Molecular Electronics and Motors: A View from Classical and Quantum Dynamics SimulationsThe tubular forms of fullerenes popularly known as carbon nanotubes are experimentally produced as single-, multiwall, and rope configurations. The nanotubes and nanoropes have shown to exhibit unusual mechanical and electronic properties. The single wall nanotubes exhibit both semiconducting and metallic behavior. In short undefected lengths they are the known strongest fibers which are unbreakable even when bent in half. Grown in ropes their tensile strength is approximately 100 times greater than steel at only one sixth the weight. Employing large scale classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations we will explore the use of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube junctions in 2-, 3-, and 4-point molecular electronic device components, dynamic strength characterization for compressive, bending and torsional strains, and chemical functionalization for possible use in a nanoscale molecular motor. The above is an unclassified material produced for non-competitive basic research in the nanotechnology area.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Srivastava, Deepak
Saini, Subhash
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
Meeting Information
Solid Mechanics Seminar(Palo Alto, CA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 519-40-12
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.