By Hiroyuki Shima,Motohiro Sato
Carbon nanotubes provide large strength in such a lot of fields due partly to their major mechanical homes, together with awesome pressure, resilience, sturdiness, and adaptability. Mechanical deformation of carbon nanotubes is understood to reason significant alterations of their actual and chemical houses throughout the nontrivial structure-property correlation. a robust knowing in their deformation mechanism and to be had geometry is, for that reason, an important to constructing nanotube-based functions. This booklet concentrates at the notable mechanical houses of carbon nanotubes, overlaying theoretical and experimental progresses from the final decade.