J A Aström

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Crumpling a thin sheet of material into a small volume requires energy for creating a network of deformations such as vertices and ridges. Scaling properties of a single elastic vertex or ridge have been analysed theoretically, and crumpling of a sheet by numerical simulations. Real materials are however elasto-plastic and large local strains induce(More)
We employ a theoretical model to calculate mechanical characteristics of macroscopic mats and fibers of single-walled carbon nanotubes. We further investigate irradiation-induced covalent bonds between nanotubes and their effects on the tensile strength of nanotube mats and fibers. We show that the stiffness and strength of the mats can be increased at(More)
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