Mechanical properties of carbynes investigated by ab initio total-energy calculations

Ivano E. Castelli, Paolo Salvestrini, Nicola Manini

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As sp carbon chains (carbynes) are relatively rigid molecular objects, can we exploit them as construction elements in nanomechanics? To answer this question, we investigate their remarkable mechanical properties by ab initio total-energy simulations. In particular, we evaluate their linear response to small longitudinal and bending deformations and their failure limits for longitudinal compression and elongation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)214110
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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©2012 American Physical Society


  • Physics
  • Generalized gradient approximation
  • Linear carbon chains
  • Nanotubes
  • Polyynes

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