TITLE

Size-dependent yield stress in twinned gold nanowires mediated by site-specific surface dislocation emission

AUTHOR(S)
Chuang Deng; Sansoz, Frederic
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/31/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 9, p091914
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations were performed to demonstrate the synergistic effects of twin boundaries and free surfaces on dislocation emission in gold nanowires under tensile loading. It is revealed that the addition of nanoscale twins to crystalline nanowires can act to either increase or decrease their resistance to slip in tension, depending on both sample diameter and number of twins per unit length. Site-specific surface dislocation emission and image forces due to twin boundaries are used to explain the size-dependence of yield stress in twinned gold nanowires.
ACCESSION #
44066548

 

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