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Diameter-dependent radial and tangential elastic moduli of ZnO nanowires

Stan, G. and Ciobanu, C. V. and Parthangal, P. M. and Cook, R. F. (2007) Diameter-dependent radial and tangential elastic moduli of ZnO nanowires. NANO LETTERS, 7 (12). pp. 3691-3697.

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We show how contact resonance atomic force microscopy (CR-AFM) can be used to accurately determine the radial elastic moduli of [0001] ZnO nanowires with diameters smaller than 150 nm. Using a realistic tip-nanowire contact geometry, we find the radial indentation modulus from CR-AFM data and the tangential shear modulus from friction-type measurements. Both moduli show a pronounced increase when the wire diameter is reduced below 80 nm. The size dependence of the elastic properties can be explained by a core-shell model that accounts for a bulk-like core and an elastically stiffer surface layer.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
ID Code:423
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:12 Dec 2008 01:14
Last Modified:12 Dec 2008 01:14

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