Dynamic friction force in a carbon peapod oscillator
Goddard III, William A.
Date of Issue2006
School of Materials Science and Engineering
We investigate a new generation of fullerene nano-oscillators: a single-walled carbon nanotube with one buckyball inside with an operating frequency in the tens-of-gigahertz range. A quantitative characterization of energy dissipation channels in the peapod pair has been performed via molecular dynamics simulation. Edge effects are found to be the dominant cause of dynamic friction in the carbon-peapod oscillators. A comparative study on the energy dissipation also reveals the significant impact of temperature and impulse velocity on the frictional force.
©2006 Institute of Physics This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Nanotechnology, Institute of Physics. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/17/22/026].