Collective Behaviour of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: from a Single Tube towards Complex Networks

  • Siddhartha Pathak
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 563)


In this chapter we discuss the mechanical behaviour of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) also known as carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays, bundles, brushes, foams, forests, mats, and turfs. VACNTs are complex, hierarchical structures of intertwined tubes arrayed in a nominally vertical alignment due to their perpendicular growth from a stiff substrate. They are a unique class of materials having many of the desirable thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of individual carbon nanotubes, while exhibiting these properties through the collective interaction of thousands of tubes on a macroscopic scale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siddhartha Pathak
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  1. 1.Center for Integrated NanotechnologiesLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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