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- 1.2.1 Carbon Nanotube Probes for Atomic Force Microscopes1.2.2 Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensors and Actuators; 1.2.3 Carbon Nanotube-Based Transistors for Computers; 1.2.4 Carbon Nanotubes in Nanocomposites; 1.2.5 Carbon Nanotubes in Biomedical Applications; 1.2.6 Nanotechnology Literacy Problems; Sample Problems; References; 2 Nanoscale Laws of Motion and Governing Equations for Atomic and Continuum Scales; 2.1 The Atomic Structure of Nanomaterials and Its Length Scales; 2.1.1 Breakdown of Continuum Concepts and Limitations of Continuum Mechanics.2.1.2 Size Effects and the Structure-Property Relations for Nanomaterials2.2 Nanoscale Laws of Motion and Governing Equations; 2.2.1 Conservation of Energy, Mass, and Momentum at Nanoscale; 2.2.2 Atomic Potentials for Interatomic Interactions; 2.2.3 Stress at Atomic Scale and Its Averaging for Nanomaterials; 2.2.4 Nanoscale Homogenization Criteria for Nanomaterials; 2.2.5 Nanoscale Friction Laws: An Analog of Newton's Friction Law; 2.2.6 Molecular Dynamics Simulations Computer Programs; 2.3 Continuum Models for Carbon Nanotubes; 2.3.1 Continuum Shell Models for Carbon Nanotubes.3.2.5 Intrinsic Viscosity of the Spatially Distributed Electrons3.3 Deformation of Graphene; 3.4 Conclusion; Sample Problems; References; Further Reading; 4 Classification of Carbon Nanotubes: 20 Classes of Atomic Structures; 4.1 Atomic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes; 4.1.1 Length Scales in the Atomic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes; 4.1.2 Effect of Chirality of Carbon Nanotubes on Their Structural Properties; 4.1.3 Geometry of Carbon Nanotubes: Beams or Shells; 4.1.4 Effective Thickness Paradox in the Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes.Front Cover; Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 Nanotechnology of Carbon Nanotubes: Sensors, Transistors and Nanocomposites; 1.1 Properties of Carbon Nanotubes; 1.1.1 Discovery of Carbon Nanotubes in the 1950s and 1990s; 1.1.2 Atomic Structure of Carbon Nanotubes: Chirality and Its Effects; 1.1.3 Geometry of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Properties; 1.1.4 Effective Thickness Paradox for Carbon Nanotubes; 1.1.5 Material Properties of Carbon Nanotubes; 1.2 Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Nanotechnology.Includes bibliographical references and index.Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes: Fundamentals, Modeling and Safety draws on the latest academic research and nanotechnology applications to provide a comprehensive guide on the most recent developments in the science of carbon nanotubes. The fundamentals of nanomechanics and mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes are presented in initial chapters, followed by more advanced topics such as the classification of carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotubes in nanocomposites, multiwall carbon nanotubes, and recent trends. This book provides a system for the classification of carbon nanotubes into 20 classes, aiding correct selection for various applications, and includes the Atomic Registry Matrix Analysis for nanoscale interfaces, essential for design involving friction or sliding. Parametric maps are included to help readers pick the correct model for a particular CNT geometry, in addition to a thorough examination of the effective thickness paradox and safety issues related to CNTs, such as toxicity at high aspect ratio. Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes is essential reading for anyone involved in research or engineering that includes carbon nanotubes, be they students or seasoned professionals in the field. It is particularly useful to those working with applications in the areas of microelectronics, robotics, aerospace, composites, or prosthetics.