Oscillatory behavior of double-walled nanotubes under extension: A simple nanoscale damped spring

José L. Rivera, Clare McCabe, Peter T. Cummings*

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Abstract

Computer simulations of double-walled carbon nanotubes show that if the inner nanotube is pulled out part of the way and then released, then the inner tube exhibits damped oscillatory behavior at gigahertz frequencies. A simple mathematical model, formulated in terms of macroscopic ideas of friction, is shown to predict the observed behavior to a high degree of accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1005
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume3
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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