Self-Buckling at the Nanoscale

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In this paper the self-buckling of nanostructures, such as nanotubes, fullerenes and peapods, is analytically treated; this surprising phenomenon is due to the interaction among the nanostructures caused by the surface energy; it is peculiar of the nanoscale and has not a macroscopic counterpart. The influence of the surrounding nanostructures on one of them in a crystal is nearly identical to that of a liquid having surface tension equal to the surface energy of the solid. For the beneficial implications of the self-buckling on the overall mechanical strength see Pugno (2010; The design of self-collapsed super-strong nanotube bundles, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Available Online).

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Pietro VINCENZINI, John A. JANSEN, Kazuhiko ISHIHARA and Thomas J. WEBSTER

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147-152

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.76.147

Citation:

N. M. Pugno "Self-Buckling at the Nanoscale", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 76, pp. 147-152, 2010

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October 2010

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