Would Diamond Nanorods Be Stronger than Fullerene Nanotubes ?

@inproceedings{Shenderova2003WouldDN,
  title={Would Diamond Nanorods Be Stronger than Fullerene Nanotubes ?},
  author={Olga Alexander Shenderova and Donald Brenner and Rodney S. Ruoff},
  year={2003}
}
On the basis of literature ab initio data, we show that diamond nanorods would have a brittle fracture force and a zero strain stiffness that exceeds carbon nanotubes for radii greater than about 1−3 nm, depending on the orientation of the diamond nanorod. The energetic stability of diamond nanorods is predicted by molecular modeling to be comparable to single-walled carbon nanotubes. It is concluded that diamond nanorods represent an important and viable target structure for synthesis. With… CONTINUE READING

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