The structure of carbon nanotubes is recognized to be suitable for medical applications such as encapsulating drugs or genes with the aim of targeted deliveries. In this regard, knowing about the suction force exerted on a nonoscale object which is supposed to be sucked into a carbon nanotube, and whether the object is accepted by the carbon nanotube are important issues to be studied. In this chapter, considering the nanoscale object as a carbon nanotube, a new semi-analytical method is developed to determine the van der Waals interaction between two concentric single-walled carbon nanotubes.
|Title of host publication
|Nanoscience and Advancing Computational Methods in Chemistry
|Subtitle of host publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2012
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemical Engineering