Image of the Week - August 30, 2001

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MD Simulation Analysis of Non-Planar Graphitic Structures

This theoretical study confirms the belief that graphite, beyond the planar stage (upper), forms a variety of curved surfaces from arched edge planes (center) to nanotubes (bottom). Similarities between a sleeve formed at the edge of graphite and an armchair single-wall carbon nanotube can be clearly seen. (The background is a TEM image of a GPC edge).

The simulation was perfomed in Cerius2, while the background TEM image is courtesy of Y. Gogotsi at Drexel University. The composite image was prepared in Maya and Photoshop.

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Contact: rotkin@uiuc.edu, grosser@uiuc.edu, j-sinn@uiuc.edu, gogotsi@drexel.edu

Uploaded Thu Aug 30 11:37:37 2001 by Benjamin Grosser

Updated Fri Jan 22 10:17:45 2010 by Daniel E. Weber