Mechanical characterization of zinc oxide nanowires

A. V. Desai, M. A. Haque

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Abstract

Semiconductor nanowires like zinc oxide nanowires are potential materials for future nanoscale sensors and actuators. Due to their unique length scale, they are expected to have length-scale dependent mechanical properties. In this paper, we report experimental investigations on the mechanical properties of zinc oxide nanowires. We have designed a MEMS test-bed for mechanical characterization of nanowires and use a microscale version of pick-and-place as a generic specimen preparation and manipulation technique. We performed experiments on zinc oxide nanowires inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and estimated the Young's modulus to be approximately 21 GPa and the fracture strain to vary from 5 % to 15 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Microelectromechanical Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS
ISSN (Print)1096-665X

Other

Other2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/5/0611/10/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Desai, A. V., & Haque, M. A. (2006). Mechanical characterization of zinc oxide nanowires. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Microelectromechanical Systems (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-14835