Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 72–77 | Cite as

A meshless approach for electromagnetic simulation of metallic carbon nanotubes

Original Paper


In this paper, a study on the electromagnetic behaviour of a single wall carbon nanotube model is described. The electrons available for conduction are treated as a thin cylindrical layer fluid and their motion is described by means of classical hydrodynamics equations in linearized form. These equations are solved in time domain using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method. The method suitably handled runs on GRID environment.


Carbon nanotubes Electromagnetics Meshless methods Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics GRID computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ala
    • 1
  • E. Francomano
    • 2
  • A. Spagnuolo
    • 1
  • A. Tortorici
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e delle TelecomunicazioniUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly

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