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The Lennard-Jones Potential and how it is used to calculate the theoretical ultimate tensile strength of a chain of atoms.
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Lennard Jones Potential /kJ mol−1
Lennard Jones Potential
\[ U(r)=4\varepsilon \left [ \left ( \frac{\beta ^{12}}{r^{12}} \right ) -\left ( \frac{\beta ^{6}}{r^{6}} \right )\right ] \]
Value of theoretical tensile strength
atom separation /nm