Thermal Expansion of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

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H. Jiang, B. Liu, Y. Huang

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

K. C. Hwang

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 100084

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 126(3), 265-270 (Jun 29, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1752925 History: Received December 15, 2002; Revised March 01, 2004; Online June 29, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
A carbon nanotube (CNT): (a) the tubular structure of CNT; (b) a planar, “unrolled” CNT; and (c) a representative atom (A) and its three nearest-neighbor atoms (B, C, and D)
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The temperature dependence of the radial and axial coefficients of thermal expansion for (5,5) and (9,0) carbon nanotubes together with that for a flat graphene sheet
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The temperature dependence of the coefficient of thermal expansion in the radial direction for (5,5), (6,4), and (7,3) carbon nanotubes
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The diameter-dependence of the coefficients of thermal expansion for armchair and zigzag carbon nanotubes at 400 K




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