Molecular Dynamics

Along the CNT

Perpendicular to CNT

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AC electric field

The Carbon Nanotube Accelerator
(CNT) has central protons inside
the nanotube, as well as exterior
carbon and gold ions (for coating).

Then, the AC electric field of
7x10^17 W/cm2 is applied to the
nanotube. Protons are expelled
viollently along the parallel direction.

C (+6)

Au (+20)

electrons

H (+)

With carbons only
- no Au ions are present

Ref.
* M.Murakami and M.Tanaka,
Appl.Phys.Lett., 102, 163101, 2013.

* Physics Update, Physics Today,
May 2, 2013