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(Color online) SWCNT-based parallel-guiding mechanism displaced from its equilibrium position (a) and linear bearing that uses series (a and b) and parallel (sets 1 and 2) arrangements of compliant PGMs (b).
(Color online) Region 1: non-buckled region of operation (a); region 2: buckled region of operation (b).
(Color online) Kinematics (a), elastomechanic response (b), close-up of the transition between regions 1 and 2 (c), and dynamic simulation results superimposed on molecular mechanics results (d).
(Color online) Zone surrounding an atom where van der Waals forces are repulsive (a), repulsive interactions between nonbonded atoms in cross-section (b), and cross sections of kink 2 at different loads (c).
Parameters that describe the CNTs in the nPGM model.
Magnitude of repulsive force in a (5,5) nPGM cross section.
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