Self-filtering oscillations in carbon nanotube hetero-junctions

FL Scarpa, Narojczyk J., Wojciechowski K. W., DJ Inman

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We evaluate the vibrational properties of single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) hetero-junction (HJ) oscillators using a hybrid atomistic-continuum approach validated by molecular mechanics/molecular dynamics simulations. The SWCNT-HJs show a broken symmetry topology of their mode shapes, with striction effects caused on the bending and radial modes by the combined effect of the HJ and the tube with the thinner radius. The single-wall nanotube HJs also show selective mass sensing properties based solely on the geometry and type of the boundary conditions of the specific nanostructure. This unusual behaviour has not been observed so far in classical SWCNT systems.
Translated title of the contributionSelf-filtering oscillations in carbon nanotube hetero-junctions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465501
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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