Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 323–326

Many-Body Terms in van der Waals Cohesion Energy of Nanotubes


DOI: 10.1023/A:1020779020417

Cite this article as:
Rotkin, S.V. & Hess, K. Journal of Computational Electronics (2002) 1: 323. doi:10.1023/A:1020779020417


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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beckman Institute, UIUCUrbanaUSA