1st Edition

Elastic and Plastic Deformation of Carbon Nanotubes

Edited By Hiroyuki Shima, Motohiro Sato Copyright 2013
    272 Pages 22 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    One of the reasons for carbon nanotubes offering huge potential in so many fields is their significant mechanical properties, including the extraordinary rigidity, resilience, toughness, and flexibility. Mechanical deformation of carbon nanotubes is known to cause considerable changes in their physical and chemical properties through the nontrivial structure-property correlation. A strong understanding of their deformation mechanism and available geometry is, therefore, crucial to developing nanotube-based applications. This book is designed to be the first treatise that concentrates on the remarkable mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes. It covers theoretical and experimental progresses in the last decade, which will be helpful for readers to become acquainted with the importance of the subject.

    Young’s Modulus Measurements
    Atomic Modeling
    Continuum Modeling
    Topological Defects
    Fracture: Super-Elongation
    Carbon Nanocoil
    Irradiation-Based Tailoring
    Internal Sliding: Unzipping
    Reinforcement Application


    Hiroyuki Shima, Motohiro Sato