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Physics Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 493478, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/493478
Research Article

Selective Excitations of Transverse Vibrational Modes of a Carbon Nanotube through a “Shuttle-Like” Electromechanical Instability

Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Received 28 September 2009; Accepted 3 December 2009

Academic Editor: Slava V. Rotkin

Copyright © 2010 F. Santandrea. 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.

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