Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 767182, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/767182
Research Article

Molecular Dynamics Study on the Effect of Temperature on the Tensile Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with a Ni-Coating

1Institute of Microsystems, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
2Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd, Deyang, Sichuan 618000, China

Received 16 September 2014; Accepted 18 January 2015

Academic Editor: Cheng Yan

Copyright © 2015 Fulong Zhu et al. 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.

Linked References

  1. S. Iijima, “Helical microtubules of graphitic carbon,” Nature, vol. 354, no. 6348, pp. 56–58, 1991. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. P. Kim, L. Shi, A. Majumdar, and P. L. McEuen, “Thermal transport measurements of individual multiwalled nanotubes,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 87, no. 21, 4 pages, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. S. Berber, Y. K. Kwon, and D. Tománek, “Unusually high thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 84, no. 20, pp. 4613–4616, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. J. Xu and T. S. Fisher, “Enhancement of thermal interface materials with carbon nanotube arrays,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 49, no. 9-10, pp. 1658–1666, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. N. Coleman, U. Khan, W. J. Blau, and Y. K. Gun'ko, “Small but strong: a review of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites,” Carbon, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1624–1652, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Y. Zhang, N. W. Franklin, R. J. Chen, and H. Dai, “Metal coating on suspended carbon nanotubes and its implication to metal-tube interaction,” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 331, no. 1, pp. 35–41, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. H. M. Duong, K. Ishikawa, J. Okawa et al., “Mechanism and optimization of metal deposition onto vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube arrays,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 113, no. 32, pp. 14230–14235, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. S. Inoue and Y. Matsumura, “Molecular dynamics simulation of physical vapor deposition of metals onto a vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube surface,” Carbon, vol. 46, no. 15, pp. 2046–2052, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. C. Kim, B. Lim, B. Kim et al., “Strengthening of copper matrix composites by nickel-coated single-walled carbon nanotube reinforcements,” Synthetic Metals, vol. 159, no. 5-6, pp. 424–429, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. G. Collins, K. Bradley, M. Ishigami, and A. Zettl, “Extreme oxygen sensitivity of electronic properties of carbon nanotubes,” Science, vol. 287, no. 5459, pp. 1801–1804, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. S. Inoue and Y. Matsumura, “Influence of metal coating on single-walled carbon nanotube: molecular dynamics approach to determine tensile strength,” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 469, no. 1–3, pp. 125–129, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. Y. Shibuta and S. Maruyama, “Bond-order potential for transition metal carbide cluster for the growth simulation of a single-walled carbon nanotube,” Computational Materials Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 842–848, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. http://lammps.sandia.gov/.
  14. S. J. Stuart, A. B. Tutein, and J. A. Harrison, “A reactive potential for hydrocarbons with intermolecular interactions,” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 112, no. 14, pp. 6472–6486, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. T. Belytschko, S. P. Xiao, G. C. Schatz, and R. S. Ruoff, “Atomistic simulations of nanotube fracture,” Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 65, no. 23, 8 pages, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. M. Sammalkorpi, A. Krasheninnikov, A. Kuronen, K. Nordlund, and K. Kaski, “Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes with vacancies and related defects,” Physical Review B, vol. 70, pp. 245416–245423, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  17. W. J. Chang, “Molecular-dynamics study of mechanical properties of nanoscale copper with vacancies under static and cyclic loading,” Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 65, no. 1-2, pp. 239–246, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M.-F. Yu, O. Lourie, M. J. Dyer, K. Moloni, T. F. Kelly, and R. S. Ruoff, “Strength and breaking mechanism of multiwalled carbon nanotubes under tensile load,” Science, vol. 287, no. 5453, pp. 637–640, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. S. L. Mielke, D. Troya, S. Zhang et al., “The role of vacancy defects and holes in the fracture of carbon nanotubes,” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 390, no. 4-6, pp. 413–420, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. Y.-R. Jeng, P.-C. Tsai, and T.-H. Fang, “Effects of temperature and vacancy defects on tensile deformation of single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1849–1856, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. K. Talukdar and A. K. Mitra, “Comparative MD simulation study on the mechanical properties of a zigzag single-walled carbon nanotube in the presence of Stone-Thrower-Wales defects,” Composite Structures, vol. 92, no. 7, pp. 1701–1705, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. N. Yao and V. Lordi, “Young's modulus of single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 1939–1943, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. J.-P. Salvetat, G. A. D. Briggs, J.-M. Bonard et al., “Elastic and shear moduli of single-walled carbon nanotube ropes,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 82, no. 5, pp. 944–947, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. L. G. Zhou and S. Q. Shi, “Molecular dynamic simulations on tensile mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes with and without hydrogen storage,” Computational Materials Science, vol. 23, no. 1–4, pp. 166–174, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus