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    Molecular dynamics investigation of β-SiC behavior under three-axial tensile loading

    , Article Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience ; Volume 8, Issue 11 , 2011 , Pages 2187-2192 ; 15461955 (ISSN) Mortazavi, B ; Simchi, A ; Besharati Givi, M. K ; Rajabpour, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were used to study the mechanical behaviour of β-SiC at nano-scale under tensile loading. Effects of loading rate and tensile temperature on the mechanical properties and failure were studied. Modified embedded-atom method (MEAM) potential and Berendsen thermostat were utilized for modelling. Periodic boundary conditions were employed and the behaviour of material was analyzed under three-axial loading condition at which the stress- strain relation was acceptably size independent. It is shown that with increasing the loading rate from 5 m/s to 70 m/s, the failure strain increases without a remarkable change in the stress-strain relationship. The MD... 

    The effect of temperature on the TCVD growth of CNTs from LPG over Pd nanoparticles prepared by laser ablation

    , Article Physica B: Condensed Matter ; Volume 405, Issue 16 , 2010 , Pages 3468-3474 ; 09214526 (ISSN) Pasha, M. A ; Poursalehi, R ; Vesaghi, M. A ; Shafiekhani, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    TCVD growth of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was reported by catalytic decomposition of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at a temperature range of 580800 °C. Laser ablation was employed as a simple and rapid technique to produce Pd nanoparticles which possess effective catalytic activities for CNT synthesis. UVvisible spectroscopy and TEM images confirmed that the Pd nanoparticles are stable for a long time and have rather spherical shape with average size of 7 nm. SEM and TEM observations and Raman spectroscopy demonstrated that the CNTs have a wavy structure, dense morphology and acceptable crystallinity. Since Pd nanoparticles are inactivated or agglomerated at extremes of the... 

    Templated growth of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles by temperature programming in the presence of poly(vinyl alcohol)

    , Article Thin Solid Films ; Volume 518, Issue 15 , 2010 , Pages 4281-4289 ; 00406090 (ISSN) Mahmoudi, M ; Simchi, A ; Imani, M ; Stroeve, P ; Sohrabi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Magnetite (Fe3O4) nanostructures with different morphologies including uniform nanoparticles, magnetic beads and nanorods were synthesized via a co-precipitation method. The synthesis process was performed at various temperatures in the presence of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) at different concentrations. It is shown that small amounts of PVA act as a template in hot water (70 °C), leading to the oriented growth of Fe3O4 nanorods, which was confirmed by selected area electron diffraction. Individually coated magnetite nanoparticles and magnetic beads were formed at a relatively lower temperature of 30 °C in the folded polymer molecules due to the thermo-physical properties of PVA. When a moderate...