Saturday, February 18, 2006

Large plastic deformation of carbon nanotubes

At temperatures about 2000C, a single-walled carbon nanotube can undergo plastic deformation, becoming 280% longer before breaking, reported by a team of scientists of Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [Nature 439, 281 (2006)]. In situ transmission electron microscope has shown that the large plastic deformation results from motion of kinks in the nanotube.


At 2/18/2006 1:39 PM, Blogger oldhall said...


I had a feeling that might happen.


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