Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 93–96

Structural rigidity and low frequency vibrational modes of long carbon tubules

Authors

  • G. Overney
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Center for Fundamental Materials ResearchMichigan State University
  • W. Zhong
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Center for Fundamental Materials ResearchMichigan State University
  • D. Tománek
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Center for Fundamental Materials ResearchMichigan State University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01436769

Cite this article as:
Overney, G., Zhong, W. & Tománek, D. Z Phys D - Atoms, Molecules and Clusters (1993) 27: 93. doi:10.1007/BF01436769

Abstract

We have studied the low frequency vibrational modes and the structural rigidity of long graphitic carbon tubules consisting of 100, 200, and 400 atoms. Our calculations have been performed using an empirical Keating Hamiltonian with parameters determined from first principles. We have found the “beam bending” mode to be one of the softest modes in these structures. The corresponding beam rigity of a “bucky tube” is compared to an found to exceed the highest values found in presently available materials.

PACS

36.40.+d81.20.Sh

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