Many-Body Terms in van der Waals Cohesion Energy of Nanotubes

Slava V. Rotkin, Karl Hess

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We have developed a model for the calculation of van der Waals force for layered systems with axial symmetry. Our result can be applied to compute the cohesion of a carbon nanotube to a substrate, the cohesion between nanotubes, and between shells of multiwall nanotubes. We have obtained unusal power laws for the distance dependence of the many-body van der Waals potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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