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Title: Correlation between macro- and nano-scopic measurements of carbon nanostructured paper elastic modulus

Extensive work has been done in order to determine the bulk elastic modulus of isotropic samples from force curves acquired with atomic force microscopy. However, new challenges are encountered given the development of new materials constructed of one-dimensional anisotropic building blocks, such as carbon nanostructured paper. In the present work, we establish a reliable framework to correlate the elastic modulus values obtained by amplitude modulation atomic force microscope force curves, a nanoscopic technique, with that determined by traditional macroscopic tensile testing. In order to do so, several techniques involving image processing, statistical analysis, and simulations are used to find the appropriate path to understand how macroscopic properties arise from anisotropic nanoscale components, and ultimately, being able to calculate the value of bulk elastic modulus.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Laboratory for Energy and Nanosciences, Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486333
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; ANISOTROPY; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; CARBON; CORRELATIONS; DIAGRAMS; IMAGE PROCESSING; NANOSTRUCTURES; SIMULATION; TESTING