Nanomechanical Characterization of Indium Nano/Microwires
- Prashant KumarAffiliated withJawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Email author
- , MSR N KiranAffiliated withDepartment of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
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.
KeywordsTrench template method Nanowires Nanomechanical property
- Nanomechanical Characterization of Indium Nano/Microwires
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Nanoscale Research Letters
- Online Date
- April 2010
- Online ISSN
- Springer New York
- Additional Links
- Trench template method
- Nanomechanical property