Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 132–134 | Cite as

Experimental determination of the mechanical strength of monatomic carbon chains

  • S. A. Kotrechko
  • A. A. Mazilov
  • T. I. Mazilova
  • E. V. Sadanov
  • I. M. MikhailovskijEmail author


The ultimate tensile strength of monatomic carbon chains has been determined using the method of high-field mechanical loading in a field-ion microscope. The maximum strength of monatomic carbon chains (181 GPa) experimentally observed at 77 K amounts to about 70% of the value calculated for an ideal chain and significantly exceeds the tensile strength of well-known carbon materials, including carbon nanotubes and graphene.


Ultimate Tensile Strength High Occupied Molecular Orbital Electric Field Strength Technical Physic Letter Helium Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Kotrechko
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Mazilov
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. I. Mazilova
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. V. Sadanov
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. M. Mikhailovskij
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Kurdyumov Institute for Metal PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  2. 2.Ukraine Kharkiv Institute of Physics and TechnologyNational Scientific CenterKharkivUkraine

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