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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2010, Article ID 480628, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/480628
Research Article

Deformation, Vibration, Buckling of Continuum Nanotorus

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, P.O. Box 1906, Bellville 7535, City of Cape Town, South Africa

Received 12 May 2010; Accepted 25 July 2010

Academic Editor: Xuedong Bai

Copyright © 2010 Bohua Sun. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A nanotorus is theoretically described as carbon nanotube bent into a torus (doughnut shape). Nanotori are predicted to have many unique properties, such as magnetic moments 1000 times larger than previously expected for certain specific radii. Its properties vary widely depending on radius of the torus and radius of the tube. Here, we developed a continuum model of nanotorus and obtained a closed form solutions for nanotorus deformation, vibration, and buckling and embedded in an elastic medium. The nanotorus is considered as a continuum model.