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Ganjiani S H, Hossein Nezhad A. Molecular dynamics simulation of the effects of the carbon nanotube length on the nanofluidic energy absorption system. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2016; 16 (9) :359-365
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-10555-en.html
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In this work the effect of carbon nanotube length on the nanofluidic energy absorption system is investigated by using molecular dynamic simulation. For this purpose, four rigid armchair carbon nanotubes (8,8), (10,10), (12,12) and (14,14), and six lengths (5.0 nm, 6.0 nm, 7.0 nm, 8.0 nm, 9.0 nm and 10.0 nm ) for each one are studied. Results of simulations show that the surface of carbon nanotube is frictionless in all length and diameters, causing water molecules defiltrated from carbon nanotubes after applying the loading-unloading cycle on the system. Contact angle which represents hydrophobic intensity of carbon nanotube is decreased averagely 4 and 2 % by increasing length and diameter of carbon nanotube, respectively; therefore, infiltration pressure of water molecules through carbon nanotube is decreased averagely 30 and 15 %, respectively. Moreover, the mass and size of carbon nanotube increase by increasing length and diameter of carbon nanotube, leading to the reduction of energy absorption density and efficiency. Also, density of water molecules in carbon nanotube unlike the bulk of liquid phase is non uniform, decreases in the first and second shells, and increases along the distance between them by increasing length of carbon nanotube.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Micro & Nano Systems
Received: 2016/06/19 | Accepted: 2016/08/23 | Published: 2016/09/24

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