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Mechanical Behavior of Ultra-low-dielectric-constant Mesoporous Amorphous Silica
Applied Physics Letters (2011)
  • Dimitrios Maroudas, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M. R Gungor
  • J. J Watkins

We report results for the dependence of the mechanical properties of ordered mesoporous silica structures on the pore diameter based on molecular-dynamics simulations. We examine structures with spherical pores arranged in a simple cubic lattice and cylindrical pores arranged in a square lattice subjected to uniaxial tension and compression; for the structures with cylindrical pores, both radial and axial loading is studied with respect to the pore orientation. Our analysis provides a unifying explanation to the observed mechanical response based on the mechanical loading effects on the pore wall thickness.

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Dimitrios Maroudas, M. R Gungor and J. J Watkins. "Mechanical Behavior of Ultra-low-dielectric-constant Mesoporous Amorphous Silica" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 98 Iss. 12 (2011)
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