Limits of mechanical energy storage and structural changes in twisted carbon nanotube ropes


Arrays of twisted carbon nanotubes and nanotube ropes are equivalent to a torsional spring capable of storing energy. The advantage of carbon nanotubes over a twisted rubber band, which is used to store energy in popular toys, is their unprecedented toughness. Using ab initio and parametrized density functional calculations, we determine the elastic range… (More)


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