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MOLECULE -- please stay -- SOLVED!

  • The solution was to add one or more half rings to wide tubes.
  • Wide tube, with an attached half ring of carbon atoms shown at left.
  • Discussion of testing several attached configurations in Omri's thesis. Unless an entire ring is added (where there is clear evidence of a decrease in frequency with an increase in weight), symmetry between x and z directions is broken, so we have less statistics for each case, as behavior can differ in the perpendicular directions.
  • Considerations of a possible increase in frequency due the contact area between the added rings and the nanotube and a resultant change in elasticity.

  • This study is part of the EU FP7 SimPhoNy project, and of Omri Adler's M. Sc. thesis.