Experimental estimation of friction energy within a bundle of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Tianyi Yang, Zongrong Zhou, Hui Fan, Kin Liao

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Abstract

In this work, we have experimentally determined normalized friction energy between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) from tensile testing of SWCNT bundles using a simple scheme. The average normalized friction energy obtained is 0.22 Nm-1. This result is further verified by molecular mechanics simulation of single nanotube or a bundle of nanotubes pulled out from a nanotube bundle. This numerical value offers an important design parameter for mechanical applications of carbon nanotubes.

Original languageBritish English
Article number041914
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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