Junction formation in crossed nanotubes under pressure: Molecular-dynamics simulations

Tasci E., Malcioglu O., Erkoc A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.16, no.9, pp.1371-1377, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Junction formation in crossed C(10,0) single wall carbon nanotubes under pressure has been investigated, using classical molecular-dynamics simulations at 1 K. It has been found that a stable mechanical junction was formed by means of placing two crossed single wall carbon nanotubes between two rigid graphene layers which move toward each other.