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Title: Simulations on the elastic response of amorphous and nanocomposite carbon
Authors: Fyta, Maria G. 
Kelires, Pantelis C. 
Keywords: Carbon;Nanocomposites;Diamond;Amorphous materials;Elastic properties;Nanotube;Elastic recovery
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Source: Diamond and Related Materials. Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2007, Pages 1676-1681
Abstract: Theoretical calculations of the elastic response of carbon composites and amorphous carbon are reported. The studied composites consist of crystalline nanoinclusions, either spherical diamonds or carbon nanotubes, embedded in amorphous carbon matrices. The elastic constants of the composites were calculated and found to systematically increase as the density increases. The elastic recovery under hydrostatic pressure for all structures was also investigated and was found to be significantly high for both nanocomposite and amorphous carbon, but decreases as the material becomes more dilute.
ISSN: 0925-9635
Rights: © 2007 Elsevier B.V.
Type: Article
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