Electrostatic deflections and electromechanical resonances of carbon nanotubes

@article{Poncharal1999ElectrostaticDA,
  title={Electrostatic deflections and electromechanical resonances of carbon nanotubes},
  author={Poncharal and Xiaona Wang and Ugarte and WA deHeer},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={283 5407},
  pages={1513-6}
}
Static and dynamic mechanical deflections were electrically induced in cantilevered, multiwalled carbon nanotubes in a transmission electron microscope. The nanotubes were resonantly excited at the fundamental frequency and higher harmonics as revealed by their deflected contours, which correspond closely to those determined for cantilevered elastic beams. The elastic bending modulus as a function of diameter was found to decrease sharply (from about 1 to 0.1 terapascals) with increasing… CONTINUE READING
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