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Simulation of lattice strain due to CNT-metal interface



Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky, Vinod K. Tewary


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.
Applied Physics Letters


carbon nanotube, strain, nickel nanotube interface, simulation, interconnect, molecular dynamics


Smolyanitsky, A. and Tewary, V. (2011), Simulation of lattice strain due to CNT-metal interface, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created January 17, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017