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The ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires

The ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires
The ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires
Recently there has been an increase interest in the study of nanowires mechanical properties. In fact, the strength of submicrometric wires is considerably larger than that obtained in macroscopic samples: gold, tungsten disulphide, silicon carbide, silicon nitride nanowires and carbon nanotubes [1-5] have shown an ultimate strength in excess of few Gpa. In this paper we present the ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires manufactured by the "modified flame brushing" technique. Ultimate strengths close to 20Gpa have been recorded for nanowire radii smaller than 100nm.
Brambilla, G.
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Brambilla, G.
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Brambilla, G. (2008) The ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires. 21st International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC 2008). 27 - 30 Oct 2008.

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Recently there has been an increase interest in the study of nanowires mechanical properties. In fact, the strength of submicrometric wires is considerably larger than that obtained in macroscopic samples: gold, tungsten disulphide, silicon carbide, silicon nitride nanowires and carbon nanotubes [1-5] have shown an ultimate strength in excess of few Gpa. In this paper we present the ultimate strength of optical fibre nanowires manufactured by the "modified flame brushing" technique. Ultimate strengths close to 20Gpa have been recorded for nanowire radii smaller than 100nm.

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Published date: October 2008
Venue - Dates: 21st International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC 2008), 2008-10-27 - 2008-10-30

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