Continuum modeling of van der Waals interaction force between carbon nanocones and carbon nanotubes

F. Alisafaei, R. Ansari, H. Rouhi

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Abstract

Using the Lennard-Jones potential, continuum modeling of the van der Waals potential energy and interaction force distributions are investigated for the eccentric and concentric single-walled carbon nanocones inside the single-walled carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, a new semi-analytical solution is presented to evaluate the van der Waals interaction of the nanocone located on the axis of the nanotube. Eccentric and concentric configurations of these nanostructures are also investigated to obtain the preferred position of the nanocone inside the nanotubes. Finally, the optimum radius of a carbon nanotube for which the preferred location of carbon nanocones is along the tube axis is found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031002
JournalJournal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • carbon nanocone
  • carbon nanotube
  • force distribution
  • Lennard-Jones potential

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