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Nanomechanical Characterization of Indium Nano/Microwires

Kumar, Prashant and N Kiran, M. S. R. (2010) Nanomechanical Characterization of Indium Nano/Microwires. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (7). pp. 1085-1092. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)


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Nanomechanical properties of indium nanowires like structures fabricated on quartz substrate by trench template technique, measured using nanoindentation. The hardness and elastic modulus of wires were measured and compared with the values of indium thin film. Displacement burst observed while indenting the nanowire. ‘Wire-only hardness’ obtained using Korsunsky model from composite hardness. Nanowires have exhibited almost same modulus as indium thin film but considerable changes were observed in hardness value.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:9383
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 10:11
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 10:11

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