Skip to main content Accesibility Help
×
×
Home

Fracture Patterns of Boron Nitride Nanotubes

  • Eric Perim (a1), Ricardo Paupitz Santos (a2), Pedro Alves da Silva Autreto (a1) and Douglas S. Galvao (a1)
Abstract

During the last years carbon-based nanostructures (such as, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene) have been object of intense investigations. The great interest in these nanostructures can be attributed to their remarkable electrical and mechanical properties. Their inorganic equivalent structures do exist and are based on boron nitride (BN) motifs. BN fullerenes, nanotubes and single layers have been already synthesized. Recently, the fracture patterns of single layer graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotubes under stress have been studied by theoretical and experimental methods. In this work we investigated the fracturing process of defective carbon and boron nitride nanotubes under similar stress conditions. We have carried out fully atomistic molecular reactive molecular dynamics simulations using the ReaxFF force field. The similarities and differences between carbon and boron nitride fracture patterns are addressed.

Copyright
References
Hide All
1. Novoselov, K., Geim, A., Morozov, S., Jiang, D., Zhang, Y., Dubonos, S., Grigorieva, I., and Firsov, A., Science 306, 666 (2004).
2. Nakada, K., Fujita, M., Dresselhaus, G. and Dresselhaus, M. S., Phys. Rev. B, 54, 17954 (1996).
3. Barone, V., and Peralta, J., Nano letters 8, 2210 (2008).
4. Li, X., Wang, X., Zhang, L., Lee, S. and Dai, H., Science, 319, 1229 (2008).
5. Han, M. Y., Ozyilmaz, B., Zhang, Y. and Kim, P., Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 206805 (2007).
6. Campos-Delgado, J., Romo-Herrera, J. M., Jia, X., Cullen, D. A., Muramatsu, H., Kim, Y. A., Hayashi, T., Ren, Z., Smith, D. J. and Y., Nano Lett., 8, 2773 (2008).
7. Jiao, L., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Diankov, G. and Dai, H., Nature, 458, 877 (2009).
8. Kosynkin, D. V., Higginbotham, A. L., Sinitskii, A., Lomeda, J. R., Dimiev, A., Price, B. K. and Tour, J. M., Nature, 458, 872 (2009).
9. Erickson, K., Gibb, A., Sinitskii, A., Rousseas, M., Alem, N., Tour, J., and Zettl, A., Nano letters 11, 3221 (2011).
10. Zeng, H., Zhi, C., Zhang, Z., Wei, X., Wang, X., Guo, W., Bando, Y., and Golberg, D., Nano letters 10, 5049 (2010).
11. dos Santos, R. P. B., Perim, E., Autreto, P., Brunetto, G., and Galvao, D., Nanotechnology 23, 465702 (2012).
12. Van Duin, A., Dasgupta, S., Lorant, F., and Goddard, W. III, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 105, 9396 (2001).
13. Plimpton, S., et al. ., Journal of Computational Physics 117, 1 (1995).
14. Zang, A. and Stephansson, O., Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust (Springer, Berlim, 2009).
15. Garel, J., Leven, I., Zhi, C., Nagapriya, K.S., Popovitz-Biro, R., Golberg, D., Bando, Y., Hod, O., and Joselevich, E., Nano Lett. 12, 6347 (2012).
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL)
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 1946-4274
  • URL: /core/journals/mrs-online-proceedings-library-archive
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed