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Findings from Brown University Provides New Data about Applied Mechanics

February 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Applied Mechanics have been published. According to news reporting originating from Providence, Rhode Island, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "A theoretical model is developed to investigate the mechanical behavior of closely packed carbon nanoscrolls (CNSs), the so-called CNS crystals, subjected to uniaxial lateral compression/ decompression."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Brown University, "Molecular dynamics simulations are performed to verify the model predictions. It is shown that the compression behavior of a CNS crystal can exhibit strong hysteresis that may be tuned by an applied electric field."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present study demonstrates the potential of CNSs for applications in energy-absorbing materials as well as nanodevices, such as artificial muscles, where reversible and controllable volumetric deformations are desired."

For more information on this research see: Tunable Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanoscroll Crystals Under Uniaxial Lateral Compression. Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the ASME, 2014;81(2):106-111. Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the ASME can be contacted at: Asme, Two Park Ave, New York, NY 10016-5990, USA.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.H. Shi, Brown University, Sch Engn, Providence, RI 02912, United States. Additional authors for this research include Q.F. Yin, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao.

Keywords for this news article include: Providence, Rhode Island, United States, Applied Mechanics, North and Central America

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