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Study of the structural and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests

Grant number: 09/18579-0
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - Brazil
Duration: April 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Douglas Soares Galvão
Visiting researcher: Sergio Benites Legoas
Visiting researcher institution: Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR). Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia (CCT), Brazil
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

We will investigate the structural and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests of different topologies. Our analysis will be mainly based on classical molecular dynamics simulations and finite elements methods. (AU)