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Nanomechanics of CNTs for sensor application

: Wagner, C.; Hartmann, S.; Wunderle, B.; Schuster, J.; Schulz, S.E.; Gessner, T.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
9th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD 2012 : 20 - 23 March 2012; Enhält 4 Teil-Konferenzen: International Conference on Systems, Analysis & Automatic Control (SAC); International Conference on Power Electrical Systems (PES); International Conference on Communication & Signal Processing (CSP); Conference on Sensors, Circuits & Instrumentation Systems (SCI)
New York, NY: IEEE, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1589-0
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1590-6
Art. 6198045
International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices (SSD) <9, 2012, Chemnitz>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ENAS ()

A nanoscopic simulation for an acceleration sensor is aimed based on the piezoresistive effect of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Therefore, a compact model is built from density functional theory (DFT), compared with results of molecular dynamics (MD) that describes the mechanics of carbon nanotubes in a parameterized way. The results for the interesting kind of CNTs [(6,3) and (7,4)] within the two approaches agree in a satisfying way, when DFT-calculations are performed with atomic configurations obtained by MD geometry optimization. Geometry optimization yields the Poisson's ratio for CNTs. Thus, values from MD and DFT are compared. The simulation finally aims the modeling of the conductive behavior of CNTs when strain is applied, but this needs further verification. Here, we present the prediction of the tight binding model for suitable CNTs.