Free vibration of a carbon nanotube-based mass sensor

Payam Soltani, Omid Pashaei, Mohammad Mehdi Taherian, Anoushiravan Farshidianfar

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    In this paper, nonlocal Euler-Bernoulli beam theory is applied to investigate the dynamical behavior of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) with an extra added nanoparticle. The SWCNT is assumed to be embedded on a Winkler-type elastic foundation with cantilever boundary condition. This configuration can be used as a nano-mass sensor which works on the basis of the changing the natural frequencies. The results show that the added mass causes an obvious increase in sensitivity of SWCNT-based nano-mass sensor, especially for stiff mediums, small nonlocal parameters, and stocky SWCNTs. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1163-1167
    Number of pages5
    JournalAdvanced Materials Research
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


    • Euler-Bernoulli beam theory
    • Mass sensor
    • Nonlocal theory
    • Shift frequency (SF)
    • Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT)


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