Carbon nanotube interactions with graphite: a molecular dynamics study
Matthew Winegar, Magnus Hedstrom, Maohua Da, and Hai-Ping Cheng

Interactions between closed (5,5) carbon nanotubes and graphite surfaces are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. The potentials used for this simulation are the Tersoff potential for interatomic interaction and a Lennard-Jones potential to simulate the inter-layer interaction of the graphite. The nanotube properties observed in this simulation are compatible with those obtained in other simulations and in experiments.