Initial growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on supported iron clusters: A molecular dynamics study

Molecular dynamics simulations were used to study the initial growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on a supported iron cluster (Fe 50). Statistical analysis shows that the growth direction of SWNTs becomes more perpendicular to the substrate over time due to the weak interaction between carbon nanotube and the substrate. The diameter of the nanotube also increases with the simulation time and approaches the size of the supported iron cluster. © EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/Springer-Verlag 2007.

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Cited Authors

  • Duan, H; Ding, F; Rosén, A; Harutyunyan, A; Tokune, T; Curtarolo, S; Bolton, K

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 189

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1434-6060

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1140/epjd/e2007-00109-6

Citation Source

  • SciVal