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Chapter 11

Recent Advances in the Theory of Non-carbon Nanotubes

Our classical understanding of hollow inorganic nanostructures, established by Linus Pauling in 1930 and recommenced by Reshef Tenne 25 years ago, has undergone a revolution in recent years, owing to the rapid growth of computational facilities and to the new experimental and theoretical techniques looking into the origin of properties at an atomistic level. This overview gathers both the basic concepts and the most recent results from the diverse and broad field of computational materials science devoted to non-carbon nanotubes. A special emphasis is given to the stability, electronic, mechanical and capillary properties obtained at an interface between fundamental theoretical research and engineering of new advanced materials like commercially available nanotubes of layered sulfides, aluminosilicates and boron nitride.

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