Molecular dynamics of carbon nanobearings

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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.

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Shintani, K., Arai, N. & Shintani, K. Molecular dynamics of carbon nanobearings. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1204, 579 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1204-K05-79

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