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Catalyst-Free Sytnthesis, Structural, and Mechanical Characterization of Twinned Mb2B2O5 Nanowires
Nano Letters
  • Xinyong Tao
  • Xiaodong Li, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Publication Date
2-13-2008
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Mg2B2O5 nanowires with (010) twins were synthesized for the first time using a catalyst-free method. The microstructure of the Mg2B2O5 nanowires has been extensively studied by cross-sectional high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Nanoindentation tests were performed directly on individual nanowires to probe their mechanical properties. It was found that the twinned Mg2B2O5 nanowires achieve comparable hardness but 19% decrease in elastic modulus compared to their bulk counterpart. The elastic softening mechanisms of the Mg2B2O5 nanowires are discussed with reference to their twin defects, size, and surface effects.
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Xinyong Tao and Xiaodong Li. "Catalyst-Free Sytnthesis, Structural, and Mechanical Characterization of Twinned Mb2B2O5 Nanowires" Nano Letters Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (2008) p. 505 - 510
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaodong_li/148/