Molecular dynamics of carbon nanobearings

K. Sato, N. Arai, K. Shintani

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A concept of nanoscale bearing structures utilizing nanocarbon materials is presented based on the prediction via molecular dynamics simulations. The proposed mechanism consists of a graphene layer, intercalated single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), and substrate graphenes. It is found that the friction against the movement of the uppermost graphene is smallest for the 1 SWNT model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotubes and Related Nanostructures - 2009
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2009 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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