Atomistic simulation of the uniaxial compression of black phosphorene nanotubes

Van-Trang Nguyen, Minh-Quy Le


We study through molecular dynamics finite element method with Stillinger-Weber potential the uniaxial compression of (0, 24) armchair and (31, 0) zigzag black phosphorene nanotubes with approximately equal diameters. Young's modulus, critical stress and critical strain are estimated with various tube lengths. It is found that under uniaxial compression the (0, 24) armchair black phosphorene nanotube buckles, whereas the failure of the (31, 0) zigzag one is caused by local bond breaking near the boundary.


atomistic simulation; compression; mechanical properties; phosphorene nanotubes

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