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Investigation on the structural, mechanical and functional properties of carbon-based nanostructures

Grant number: 13/13808-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Leonardo Dantas Machado
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences, AP.CEPID
Associated scholarship(s):14/12189-3 - Atomistic modeling of high-velocity unzipping of carbon and hexagonal boron nitride nanotubes, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

In this project we intent to carry out a multi-scale investigation on the structural, mechanical and functional properties of some carbon-based nanostructures.We will investigate three correlated problem involving carbon nanotubes.We selected problems were carbon nanotube serpentines, the synthesis of carbon nanotubes inside zeolites and artificial muscles make of carbon nanotube yarns.We will use a multi-scale approach, combining ab initio methods, classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations and finite elements methods.

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the scholarship:
Study lays groundwork for use of carbon nanotubes in aerospace structures