Two-side accurate analytical estimates of the pull-in parameters of a carbon nanotube switch clamped at one end under electrostatic actuation are provided by considering the proper expressions of the electrostatic force and van der Waals interactions for a carbon nanotube, as well as the contribution of the charge concentration at the free end. According to the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, the problem is governed by a fourth-order nonlinear boundary value problem. Two-side estimates on the centreline deflection are derived. Then, very accurate lower and upper bounds to the pull-in voltage and deflection are obtained as function of the geometrical and material parameters. The analytical predictions are found to agree remarkably well with the numerical results provided by the shooting method, thus validating the proposed approach. Finally, a simple closed-form relation is proposed for the minimum feasible gap and maximum realizable length for a freestanding CNT cantilever.

Analytical estimates of the pull-in voltage for carbon nanotubes considering tip-charge concentration and intermolecular forces / Bianchi, G.; Radi, E.. - In: MECCANICA. - ISSN 1572-9648. - 55:(2020), pp. 193-209. [10.1007/s11012-019-01119-8]

Analytical estimates of the pull-in voltage for carbon nanotubes considering tip-charge concentration and intermolecular forces

G. Bianchi;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Two-side accurate analytical estimates of the pull-in parameters of a carbon nanotube switch clamped at one end under electrostatic actuation are provided by considering the proper expressions of the electrostatic force and van der Waals interactions for a carbon nanotube, as well as the contribution of the charge concentration at the free end. According to the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, the problem is governed by a fourth-order nonlinear boundary value problem. Two-side estimates on the centreline deflection are derived. Then, very accurate lower and upper bounds to the pull-in voltage and deflection are obtained as function of the geometrical and material parameters. The analytical predictions are found to agree remarkably well with the numerical results provided by the shooting method, thus validating the proposed approach. Finally, a simple closed-form relation is proposed for the minimum feasible gap and maximum realizable length for a freestanding CNT cantilever.
Analytical estimates of the pull-in voltage for carbon nanotubes considering tip-charge concentration and intermolecular forces / Bianchi, G.; Radi, E.. - In: MECCANICA. - ISSN 1572-9648. - 55:(2020), pp. 193-209. [10.1007/s11012-019-01119-8]
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