Effect of surface stress on the stiffness of thin elastic plates and beams

  title={Effect of surface stress on the stiffness of thin elastic plates and beams},
  author={Michael J. Lachut and John Elie Sader},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Nanomechanical doubly-clamped beams and cantilever plates are often used to sense a host of environmental effects, including biomolecular interations, mass measurements, and responses to chemical stimuli. Understanding the effects of surface stress on the stiffness of such nanoscale devices is essential for rigorous analysis of experimental data. Recently, we explored the effects of surface stress on cantilever plates and presented a theoretical framework valid for thin plate structures. Here… 

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