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Innovative Combinations of Atomistic and Continuum: Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials

  • Mohammed CherkaouiEmail author
  • Laurent Capolungo
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Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 112)

Currently, due to advances in nanotechnology, many investigations are devoted to nanoscale science and developments of nanocomposites. Nanomaterials in general can be roughly classified into two categories. On one hand, if the characteristic length of the microstructure, such as the grain size of a polycrystal material, is in the nanometer range, it is called a nanostructured material. On the other hand, if at least one of the overall dimensions of a structural element is in the nanometer range, it may be called a nano-sized structural element. Thus, this may include nanoparticles, nanofilms, and nanowires [2, 10, 47].

Keywords

Stiffness Tensor Water Strider Negative Stiffness Effective Bulk Modulus Elastic Stiffness Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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