Size effects on the mechanical behavior of nanoporous Au.

@article{Biener2006SizeEO,
  title={Size effects on the mechanical behavior of nanoporous Au.},
  author={Juergen Biener and Andrea M. Hodge and Joel R. Hayes and C. A. Volkert and Luis A. Zepeda-Ruiz and Alex V. Hamza and Farid F. Abraham},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={2379-82}
}
Recent nanomechanical tests on submicron metal columns and wires have revealed a dramatic increase in yield strength with decreasing sample size. Here, we demonstrate that nanoporous metal foams can be envisioned as a three-dimensional network of ultrahigh-strength nanowires, thus bringing together two seemingly conflicting properties: high strength and high porosity. Specifically, we characterized the size-dependent mechanical properties of nanoporous gold using a combination of… CONTINUE READING
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