Stability of carbon nanotori under heat treatment: Molecular-dynamics simulations


Tasci E. , YAZGAN E., Malcioglu O., ERKOÇ Ş.

FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.13, no.2, pp.147-154, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/fst-200050695
  • Title of Journal : FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-154

Abstract

The structural stability of carbon nanotori have been investigated by performing molecular-dynamics simulations. The systems considered are C-170, C-250, C-360, C-520 and C-750 tori, which have been constructed using a recently developed algorithm based on the idea of Fonseca et al. Calculations, have been realized by using an empirical many-body potential energy function for carbon. It has been found that all the nanotori considered are stable under heat treatment.