Nanoindentation of Silver Nanowires
The hardness and elastic modulus of a silver nanowire was measured using a nanoindenter. It was found that the silver nanowire has comparable hardness and elastic modulus to bulk silver. An array of nanoscale indents was successfully made on the wire by directly indenting the wire. The shape and size of the indents are controllable. The nanoindentation approach permits the direct machining of nanowires without the complications of conventional lithography.
Published in Nano Letters, Volume 3, Issue 11, 2003, pages 1495-1498.
Copyright American Chemical Society, 2003.
Li, X., Gao, H., Murphy, C.J., & Caswell, K.K. (2003). Nanoindentation of Silver Nanowires. Nano Letters, 3(11) 1495-1498.