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Mechanical properties of one-dimensional nanostructures



Gheorghe Stan, Robert F. Cook


The elastic mechanical properties of one-dimensional nanostructures are considered, with an emphasis on the use of contact-resonance atomic force microscopy methods to determine elastic moduli. Various methods used to determine elastic moduli of one-dimensional nanostructures are reviewed before detailed consideration of the experimental and analytical methods used in contact-resonance atomic force microscopy. The variations of the elastic moduli of ZnO and Te nanowires with nanowire diameter are presented and interpreted in terms of core-shell models of nanowire structure. The importance of accurate and precise methods for measuring the mechanical properties of nanostructures, and how those methods need to be adjusted for one-dimensional nanostructures, is emphasized.
Applied Scanning Probe Methods, Vol. 14-16
Publisher Info
Springer-Verlag, New York, NY


nanoscale elasticity, one-dimensional nanostructures, atomic force microscopy, contact resonance


Stan, G. and Cook, R. (2010), Mechanical properties of one-dimensional nanostructures, Applied Scanning Probe Methods, Vol. 14-16, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created May 23, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017