Mechanical Properties of ZnS Nanobelts
Mechanical properties of ZnS nanobelts were measured at room temperature by direct nanoindentation experiments. It was found that the ZnS nanobelts achieve 79% increase in hardness but 52% decrease in elastic modulus compared to bulk ZnS. The nanobelts were found to exhibit creep under indentation. Indentation cracking was preferred along the belt growth direction. Indentation deformation behavior and fracture mechanisms of the ZnS nanobelts are discussed in conjunction with their crystalline structure, size effect, and surface-to-volume ratio.
Published in Nano Letters, Volume 5, Issue 10, 2005, pages 1982-1986.
(c) American Chemical Society, 2005.
Li, X., Wang, X., Xiong, Q., & Eklund, P. C. (12 October 2005). Mechanical Properties of ZnS Nanobelts. Nano Letters, 5(10), 1982 – 1986. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl0513885