Mechanical Properties of Nanorods and Melting Studies

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Mechanical properties of various elongated one dimensional micro- and nano-crystals have been discussed giving emphasis on their plausible applications. We focused our attention on stress, strain, Young’s modulus, dislocation, crystals defects, deformation, ductility, slip, growth direction, and properties of elongated particles (nanorod, nanowire, nanotube, whiskers and pillars). We also discussed plastic behavior, bulking and melting phenomenon of various one dimensional micro- and nano-particles. We have included metallic, oxide, magnetic and semiconductor elongated particles from various literatures in this chapter. Finally it is observed that in majority of the reports an enhancement of versatile mechanical properties have been remarked for the one dimenstion particles as compared to the bulk or zero dimensional counterparts.


Burger Vector Twin Boundary Strain Gradient Plastic Behavior Gold Nanorods 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanostructuresIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.NanochemistryIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItaly
  3. 3.National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL)Nanoscience Institute of CNRLecceItaly
  4. 4.Departament de Química Inorgànica—Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (IN2UB)Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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