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Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Chapter 3: Carbon Nano Structures

Mechanical Properties of SiC Nanotubes

Authors:W.H. Moon, J.K. Ham and H.J. Hwang
Affilation:Chung Ang University, KR
Pages:158 - 161
Keywords:SiC, nanotube, mechanical property
Abstract: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.
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