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dc.contributor.authorCox, B.en
dc.contributor.authorThamwattana, N.en
dc.contributor.authorHill, J.en
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2007; 463(2078):477-494en
dc.identifier.issn1364-5021en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2946en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/65383-
dc.description.abstractThe discovery of carbon nanotubes and C60 fullerenes has created an enormous impact on possible new nanomechanical devices. Owing to their unique mechanical and electronic properties, such as low weight, high strength, flexibility and thermal stability, carbon nanotubes andC60 fullerenes are of considerable interest to researchers from many scientific areas. One aspect that has attracted much attention is the creation of high-frequency nanoscale oscillators, or the so-called gigahertz oscillators, for applications such as ultrafast optical filters and nano-antennae. While there are difficulties for micromechanical oscillators, or resonators, to reach a frequency in the gigahertz range, it is possible for nanomechanical systems to achieve this. This study focuses on C60–single-walled carbon nanotube oscillators, which generate high frequencies owing to the oscillatory motion of the C60 molecule inside the single-walled carbon nanotube. Using the Lennard-Jones potential, the interaction energy of an offsetC60 molecule inside a carbon nanotube is determined, so as to predict its position with reference to the cross-section of the carbon nanotube. By considering the interaction force between the C60 fullerene and the carbon nanotube, this paper provides a simple mathematical model, involving two Dirac delta functions, which can be used to capture the essential mechanisms underlying such gigahertz oscillators. As a preliminary to the calculation, the oscillatory behaviour of an isolated atom is examined. The new element of this study is the use of elementary mechanics and applied mathematical modelling in a scientific context previously dominated by molecular dynamical simulation.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBarry J. Cox, Ngamta Thamwattana and James M. Hillen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Soc Londonen
dc.rightsCopyright 2006 The Royal Societyen
dc.subjectcarbon nanotubes; fullerenes C60; gigahertz oscillators; Lennard-Jones potential; Dirac delta functionsen
dc.titleMechanics of atoms and fullerenes in single-walled carbon nanotubes. II. Oscillatory behaviouren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020106878en
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspa.2006.1772en
dc.identifier.pubid30478-
pubs.library.collectionMathematical Sciences publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidCox, B. [0000-0002-0662-7037]en
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