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Title: Mechanical properties of individual InAs nanowires studied by tensile tests

Mechanical properties of individual InAs nanowires (NWs) synthesized by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) methods are studied by in-situ tensile tests in a scanning electron microscope and their fracture strength and Young's modulus are obtained. The two types of NWs both exhibit brittle fracture with a maximum elastic strain up to ∼10%. Their fracture strength distributes in a similar range of ∼2–5 GPa with a general trend of increasing with NW volume decrease, which is well described by Weibull statistic with a smaller Weibull modulus and a higher characteristic strength for MOCVD NWs. Young's modulus is determined to be 16–78 GPa with an average value of 45 GPa and no dependence on NW diameter for MOCVD NWs and 34–79 GPa with an average value of 58 GPa for MBE NWs.
Authors:
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  1. Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
  2. Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22257060
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION; FRACTURE PROPERTIES; INDIUM ARSENIDES; MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY; NANOSTRUCTURES; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; WIRES; YOUNG MODULUS