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Researchers at Nanyang Technological University Target Fullerenes (Torsional Characteristics of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube with Water Interactions...

August 26, 2014



Researchers at Nanyang Technological University Target Fullerenes (Torsional Characteristics of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube with Water Interactions by Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Investigators publish new report on Fullerenes. According to news reporting originating from Singapore, Singapore, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The torsional characteristics of single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) with water interactions are studied in this work using molecular dynamics simulation method. The torsional properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a hydrodynamic environment such as water are critical for its key role in determining the lifetime and stability of CNT based nano-fluidic devices."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Nanyang Technological University, "The effect of chirality, defects and the density of water encapsulation is studied by subjecting the SWCNT to torsion. The findings show that the torsional strength of SWCNT decreases due to interaction of water molecules and presence of defects in the SWCNT. Additionally, for the case of water molecules encapsulated inside SWCNT, the torsional response depends on the (tensity of packing of water molecules."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our findings and conclusions obtained from this paper is expected to further compliment the potential applications of CNTs as promising candidates for applications in nano-biological and nano-fluidic devices."

For more information on this research see: Torsional Characteristics of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube with Water Interactions by Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Nano-Micro Letters, 2014;6(3):268-279. Nano-Micro Letters can be contacted at: Open Access House Science & Technology, 2840 N Boxwood Dr, Fayette, AR 72703, USA.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V. Vijayaraghavan, Nanyang Technological University, Sch Mech & Aerosp Engn, Singapore 639798, Singapore.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Physics, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Molecular Dynamics, Emerging Technologies, Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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