Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Carbon Nano Structures Chapter 3

Mechanical Properties of SiC Nanotubes

Authors: W.H. Moon, J.K. Ham and H.J. Hwang

Affilation: Chung Ang University, Korea

Pages: 158 - 161

Keywords: SiC, nanotube, mechanical property

We investigate the mechanical properties of SiC nanotubes using molecular dynamics simulation. We find that SiC nanotubes are less stiff than the other nanotubes considered so far, such as BN or C nanotubes. However, Youngs modulus for SiC nanotubes is larger than that of _-SiC and almost equal to the experimental value for SiC nanorod and SiC whisker. The strain energy of the SiC nanotubes of a given diameter, is lower than that of the other nanotubes. In spite of the large energy cost between SiC nanotube and _-SiC, our calculations suggest the possibility for the synthesis of SiC nanotubes.

Mechanical Properties of SiC Nanotubes

ISBN: 0-9728422-2-5
Pages: 560