Simulation of rotary motion generated by head-to-head carbon nanotube shuttles

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Author(s)

  • Mustapha Hamdi
  • Arunkumar Subramanian
  • Lixin Dong
  • Antoine Ferreira
  • Bradley J. Nelson

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number6017125
Pages (from-to)130-137
Journal / PublicationIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Volume18
Issue number1
Online published12 Sept 2011
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A novel rotary nanomotor is described using two axially aligned, opposing chirality nanotube shuttles. Based on intershell screw-like motion of nanotubes, rotary motion is generated by electrostatically pulling the two cores together. Simulations using molecular dynamics show the generation of rotation from armchair nanotube pairs and their actuation properties. The simulation results point toward the use of these motors as building blocks in nanoelectromechanical systems and nanorobotic systems for sensing, actuation, and computation applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), nanorobotic system, nanotube, rotary nanomotor

Citation Format(s)

Simulation of rotary motion generated by head-to-head carbon nanotube shuttles. / Hamdi, Mustapha; Subramanian, Arunkumar; Dong, Lixin et al.
In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 6017125, 02.2013, p. 130-137.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review