Quasi-reversible energy flows in carbon-nanotube oscillators
Ma, Chi Chiu
Chen, Guan Hua
Zheng, Quan Shui
Chwang, Allen T.
Date of Issue2006
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Quasi-reversible energy flows between orderly intertube axial motion and vibrational modes are studied for isolated systems of two coaxial carbon nanotubes at temperatures ranging from 300 K to 500 K. It is found that the excess intertube van der Waals energy, depleted from the intertube axial motion, is primarily stored in low-frequency mechanical modes of the oscillator for an extended period of time.
Journal of computational and theoretical nanoscience
© 2006 American Scientific Publishers.