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.
- Y. Gogotsi , Beckman Institute
- Slava Rotkin , Beckman Institute
- Janet Sinn-Hanlon , ITG, Beckman Institute
- Ben Grosser , ITG, Beckman Institute