Many-Body Terms in van der Waals Cohesion Energy of Nanotubes
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- Rotkin, S.V. & Hess, K. Journal of Computational Electronics (2002) 1: 323. doi:10.1023/A:1020779020417
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We have developed a model for the calculation of van der Waals force for layered systems with axial symmetry. Our result can be applied to compute the cohesion of a carbon nanotube to a substrate, the cohesion between nanotubes, and between shells of multiwall nanotubes. We have obtained unusal power laws for the distance dependence of the many-body van der Waals potential.