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Structural and mechanical properties of MoS2-I-x nanotubes and Mo6SxIy nanowires

Hassanien , A. and Tokumoto , M. and Mrzel , A. and Mihailovic , D. and Kataura , H. (2005) Structural and mechanical properties of MoS2-I-x nanotubes and Mo6SxIy nanowires. PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES , 29 (3-4). pp. 684-688. ISSN 1386-9477

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Abstract

Using a scanning probe microscope, we investigate the structure, electronic and mechanical properties of MoS2-Ix nanotubes and Mo(6)S(x)A(y) nanowires. The electronic properties are interestingly very sensitive to the stoichiometry of the nanowires, which can be controlled by adjusting the synthesis conditions. In addition to that, we find also remarkable mechanical properties where molecules can be cut and recombined or deformed without any loss of structural integrity. We demonstrate this by deforming Mo6SxIy nanowires to highly strained configurations without causing irreversible changes to their structures. The rupturing and/or welding process of these nanowires, using AFM manipulation, shows that the molecules stretch to more than 30% of its relaxed configuration before plastic deformation occurs. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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:9716
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 06:32
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 06:32

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