The Cohesive Energy and Vibration Characteristics of Parallel Single- Walled Carbon Nanotubes

J Wang and YF Chen and PS Yu, MOLECULES, 26, 7470 (2021).

DOI: 10.3390/molecules26247470

Based on the van der Waals (vdW) interaction between carbon atoms, the interface cohesive energy between parallel single-walled carbon nanotubes was studied using continuous mechanics theory, and the influence of the diameter of carbon nanotubes and the distance between them on the cohesive energy was analyzed. The results show that the size has little effect on the cohesive energy between carbon nanotubes when the length of carbon nanotubes is over 10 nm. At the same time, we analyzed the cohesive energy between parallel carbon nanotubes with the molecular dynamics simulation method. The results of the two methods were compared and found to be very consistent. Based on the vdW interaction between parallel carbon nanotubes, the vibration characteristics of the two parallel carbon nanotube system were analyzed based on the continuous mechanical Euler-beam model. The effects of the vdW force between carbon nanotubes, the diameter and length of carbon nanotubes on the vibration frequency of carbon nanotubes was studied. The obtained results are helpful in improving the understanding of the vibration characteristics of carbon nanotubes and provide an important theoretical basis for their application.

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