Stability and Shrinkage by Diffusion in Hollow Nanotubes
The shrinkage via the vacancy mechanism of a mono–atomic nanotube is described. Using Gibbs–Thomson boundary conditions an exact solution is obtained of the kinetic equation in quasi steady–state at the linear approximation. A collapse time as a function of the size of a nanotube is determined. Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation is used to test the analytical analysis.
Prof. Yong Ho Sohn, C. Campbell, D. Lewis and Afina Lupulescu
A. V. Evteev et al., "Stability and Shrinkage by Diffusion in Hollow Nanotubes", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 266, pp. 39-47, 2007