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Mechanical Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes by Lu-Wen Zhang, Yan Jianwei, K.M. Liew

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Chapter 8

Technologically Relevant Applications

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hold significant promise for potential applications such as fluid transport, fluid storage, biosensors, and drug-delivery devices, in view of their perfect hollow cylindrical structure and superior elastic properties. In this chapter, the possibility of fluid flow measurement in fluid-conveying single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs) is investigated using the free vibration analysis. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is performed to investigate how the methane molecules manipulate the transport of water molecules through SWCNTs and diameter-gradient SWCNTs with junctions. MD simulation is also carried out for a systematic study of the adsorption process of hydrogen atoms onto ...

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