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Mechanics of fullerene-carbon nanotube bundle oscillators

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Abstract


  • Carbon nanostructures, such as nanotubes and fullerenes, are of considerable

    interest to a wide range of research communities. Owing to their unique properties, a number

    of applications involving these structures have been proposed, one of which is the so-called

    nano-scaled oscillators, for which the resultant oscillatory frequencies are in the gigahertz

    range. The phenomena of the gigahertz oscillations have also led to the possible creation of

    future devices, such as ultra-fast optical filters and ultra-sensitive nano-antennae. In this

    paper we present recent developments in this area and review the authorsÿ recent work,

    where we investigate the mechanics of a new type of gigahertz oscillator comprising a

    fullerene C60 oscillating within the centre of a uniform concentric ring or bundle of carbon

    nanotubes. Using the Lennard-Jones potential and the continuum approach, for which carbon

    atoms are assumed to be uniformly distributed across the surface of a molecule, we provide

    the underlying mechanisms of these nano-scaled oscillators.

UOW Authors


  •   Thamwattana, Natalie
  •   Baowan, Duangkamon (external author)
  •   Cox, Barry J. (external author)
  •   Hill, James (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Thamwattana, N., Baowan, D., Cox, B. J. & Hill, J. (2008). Mechanics of fullerene-carbon nanotube bundle oscillators. In E. Croitorao (Eds.), Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (pp. 9-18). Canada: University of Victoria, BC Canada.

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  • 9

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  • 18

Place Of Publication


  • Canada

Abstract


  • Carbon nanostructures, such as nanotubes and fullerenes, are of considerable

    interest to a wide range of research communities. Owing to their unique properties, a number

    of applications involving these structures have been proposed, one of which is the so-called

    nano-scaled oscillators, for which the resultant oscillatory frequencies are in the gigahertz

    range. The phenomena of the gigahertz oscillations have also led to the possible creation of

    future devices, such as ultra-fast optical filters and ultra-sensitive nano-antennae. In this

    paper we present recent developments in this area and review the authorsÿ recent work,

    where we investigate the mechanics of a new type of gigahertz oscillator comprising a

    fullerene C60 oscillating within the centre of a uniform concentric ring or bundle of carbon

    nanotubes. Using the Lennard-Jones potential and the continuum approach, for which carbon

    atoms are assumed to be uniformly distributed across the surface of a molecule, we provide

    the underlying mechanisms of these nano-scaled oscillators.

UOW Authors


  •   Thamwattana, Natalie
  •   Baowan, Duangkamon (external author)
  •   Cox, Barry J. (external author)
  •   Hill, James (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Thamwattana, N., Baowan, D., Cox, B. J. & Hill, J. (2008). Mechanics of fullerene-carbon nanotube bundle oscillators. In E. Croitorao (Eds.), Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (pp. 9-18). Canada: University of Victoria, BC Canada.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2435&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1415

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 18

Place Of Publication


  • Canada