Skip to main content

Molecular Dynamics Study of Hypothetical Silicon Nanotubes Using the Tersoff Potential

Buy Article:

$113.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

We have performed classical molecular dynamics simulations for hypothetical silicon nanotubes using the Tersoff potential. Our investigation presented a systematic study about the thermal behavior of hypothetical silicon nanotubes and showed the difficulty in producing silicon nanotubes or graphitelike sheets. However, since the elastic energy per atom to curve the sheet into cylinders for silicon atoms is as low as that for carbon atoms, if graphitelike sheets of silicon are formed, the extra cost to produce the tubes is of a similar order to that in carbon. Through the investigations on the structure and properties of a double-wall silicon nanotube, we concluded that quasi-one-dimensional structures consisting of silicon atoms become nanowires rather than nanotubes in order to minimize the number of sp2 bonds.

Keywords: HYPOTHETICAL SILICON NANOTUBE; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS; TERSOFF POTENTIAL

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2002.146

Publication date: December 1, 2002

More about this publication?
  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
asp/jnn/2002/00000002/00000006/art00014
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more