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Oliveira, EF; Autreto, PAS; Woellner, CF; Galvao, DS.

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eliezerfernandoo@gmail.com

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On the mechanical properties of novamene: A fully atomistic molecular dynamics and DFT investigation
On the mechanical properties of novamene: A fully atomistic molecular dynamics and DFT investigation

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We have investigated through fully atomistic reactive molecular dynamics and density functional theory simulations, the mechanical properties and fracture dynamics of single-ringed novamene (1R-novamene), a new 3D carbon allotrope structure recently proposed. Our results showed that 1R-novamene is an anisotropic structure with relation to tensile deformation. Although 1R-novamente shares some mechanical features with other carbon allotropes, it also exhibits distinct ones, such as, extensive structural reconstructions. 1R-novamene presents ultimate strength (∼100 GPa) values lower than other carbon allotropes, but it has the highest ultimate strain along the z-direction (∼22.5%). Although the Young's modulus (∼600 GPa) and ultimate strength values are smaller than for other carbon allotropes, they still outperform other materials, such as for example silicon, steel or titanium alloys. With relation to the fracture dynamics, 1R-novamene is again anisotropic with the fracture/crack propagation originating from deformed heptagons and pentagons for x and y directions and broken sp3 bonds connecting structural planes. Another interesting feature is the formation of multiple and long carbon linear chains in the final fracture stages.

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