Topological annealing of carbon nanostructures : a new structure evolution algorithm

Authors
Bullard, Zachary
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Meunier, Vincent
Hull, Robert, 1959-
Huang, Liping
Shi, Yunfeng
Terrones, H. (Humberto)
Issue Date
2014-05
Keywords
Materials science and engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
In the course of coding the fundamental principles of ATAC, the author has investigated several avenues of scientific inquiry including parameterizations of graph theory, spintronics, energy barriers, and other interesting and applicable phenomena. With the algorithm itself, the configuration space of various combinations of welded carbon nanotubes, C60 molecules, and graphene sheets were probed, characterizing both the intermediate transformations and final configurations.
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May 2014
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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