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|Author(s):||Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky; Vinod K. Tewary;|
|Title:||Simulation of lattice strain due to CNT-metal interface|
|Published:||January 17, 2011|
|Abstract:||We report an atomistic molecular statics study of strains in single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) interfaced with a planar nickel surface. We calculate axial and radial strain distributions along the SWCNT axis. We demonstrate strains of up to 2% extending over a distance of ~10nm away from the interface. This indicates a possible effect on the CNT-metal contact electrical resistance via local strain-induced modification in the SWCNT electron energy band structure.|
|Citation:||Applied Physics Letters|
|Keywords:||carbon nanotube,strain,nickel nanotube interface,simulation,interconnect,molecular dynamics|
|Research Areas:||Carbon Nanotubes, Nanotechnology|