Unusually Large Young's Moduli of Amino Acid Molecular Crystals.

  title={Unusually Large Young's Moduli of Amino Acid Molecular Crystals.},
  author={I. Azuri and E. Meirzadeh and D. Ehre and S. Cohen and A. Rappe and M. Lahav and I. Lubomirsky and L. Kronik},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  volume={54 46},
  • I. Azuri, E. Meirzadeh, +5 authors L. Kronik
  • Published 2015
  • Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science
  • Angewandte Chemie
  • Young's moduli of selected amino acid molecular crystals were studied both experimentally and computationally using nanoindentation and dispersion-corrected density functional theory. The Young modulus is found to be strongly facet-dependent, with some facets exhibiting exceptionally high values (as large as 44 GPa). The magnitude of Young's modulus is strongly correlated with the relative orientation between the underlying hydrogen-bonding network and the measured facet. Furthermore, we show… CONTINUE READING
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