Rate-dependent energy release mechanism of gold nanowires under elongation.


The mechanism of the formation of different junction structures of gold nanowires under stretching has been studied by comprehensive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations using the second-moment approximation of the tight-binding (TB-SMA) potential. The simulations (540 MD runs in total) reveal that there is an inherent rate-dependent energy release law that… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja806319g


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@article{Pu2008RatedependentER, title={Rate-dependent energy release mechanism of gold nanowires under elongation.}, author={Qing Pu and Yongsheng Leng and Peter T. Cummings}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2008}, volume={130 52}, pages={17907-12} }