Irradiation-induced stiffening of carbon nanotube bundles

M Sammalkorpi, Arkady Krasheninnikov, Antti Kuronen, Kai Nordlund, K Kaski

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    Abstract

    Recent experiments have demonstrated that electron irradiation of bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes resulted in dramatic increase of the bundle bending modulus at moderate irradiation doses, followed by a decrease in mechanical properties at higher doses. To understand such a behavior, we employ molecular dynamics simulations with empirical potentials and analytical approximations to calculate defect production rates and mechanical properties of the irradiated nanotubes. We show that the observed peak in the bending modulus originates from a trade-off between irradiation-induced bundle stiffening via inter-tube covalent bonds and a drop in the Young's modulus of individual nanotubes due to vacancies. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    Volume228
    Pages (from-to)142-145
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0168-583X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventUnknown host publication - , Netherlands
    Duration: 1 Jan 1800 → …

    Fields of Science

    • 114 Physical sciences

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    Irradiation-induced stiffening of carbon nanotube bundles. / Sammalkorpi, M; Krasheninnikov, Arkady; Kuronen, Antti; Nordlund, Kai; Kaski, K.

    In: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 228, 2005, p. 142-145.

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