A Caltech Library Service

Transient Deformation Regime in Bending of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Kutana, A. and Giapis, K. P. (2006) Transient Deformation Regime in Bending of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Physical Review Letters, 97 (24). Art. No. 245501. ISSN 0031-9007.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Pure bending of single-walled carbon nanotubes between (5,5) and (50,50) is studied using molecular dynamics based on the reactive bond order potential. Unlike smaller nanotubes, bending of (15,15) and larger ones exhibits an intermediate deformation in the transition between the buckled and fully kinked configurations. This transient bending regime is characterized by a gradual and controllable flattening of the nanotube cross section at the buckling site. Unbending of a kinked nanotube bypasses the transient bending regime, exhibiting a hysteresis due to van der Waals attraction between the tube walls at the kinked site.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Giapis, K. P.0000-0002-7393-298X
Additional Information:© 2006 The American Physical Society (Received 14 August 2006; published 13 December 2006) This work was based on research supported by NSF (No. CTS-0508096).
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Issue or Number:24
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:KUTprl06
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6592
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:14 Dec 2006
Last Modified:02 Oct 2019 23:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page