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Studies from Beihang University Provide New Data on Applied Mechanics (A Mechanical Model For Self-assembled Graphene Around Nanotube)

August 26, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Applied Mechanics. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this paper, a theoretical model based on the finite deformation beam theory is established to study the self-assembled behavior of graphene around a nanotube due to the van der Waals interactions. The morphology of graphene, governed by the nanotube diameter, is quantitatively determined by using the energy minimization approach in the theoretical model."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Beihang University, "From present results, it is demonstrated that the morphology of graphene predicted by the theoretical model agrees well with those obtained in molecular dynamics simulations. Furthermore, the influence of nanotube diameter, the binding energy and bending rigidity on the morphology of graphene has been investigated. It is found that the nanotube diameter has remarkable effect on the morphology of graphene while the morphology has tiny change with the change of binding energy."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We hope that the present results offer the guideline in design of nanoelectronics based on graphene."

For more information on this research see: A Mechanical Model For Self-assembled Graphene Around Nanotube. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2014;6(4):70-83. International Journal of Applied Mechanics can be contacted at: Imperial College Press, 57 Shelton St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HE, England. (World Scientific Publishing -; International Journal of Applied Mechanics -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.H. Meng, Beihang Univ, Sch Aeronaut Sci & Engn, Beijing 100191, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include M. Li, Y.L. Xing and Z.Y. Bai.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Applied Mechanics, People's Republic of China

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