Document Type: Article
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, P.O. Box 3756, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, P.O. Box 3756, Iran.
Electromechanical nanothermometers are instruments that work on the basis of the van der Waals (vdW) potential energy and interaction force of their constituent carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The CNT-based nanothermometers have two different congurations: telescope and shuttle congurations. In this article, based on the Lennard-Jones potential function together with the continuum approximation, first, the vdW potential energy and interaction force for a telescope conguration with nite CNTs are derived, which have not been obtained in the previous research studies. Thereafter, by employing the interaction force, the equation of motion between constituent CNTs is solved. Subsequently, a new semi-analytical expression is obtained which enables one to precisely evaluate the oscillation frequency. By employing the given formulae, effects of
dierent system parameters on the vdW interactions and oscillation frequency are shown.