Reversible manipulations of room temperature mechanical and quantum transport properties in nanowire junctions

Uzi Landman, W. D. Luedtke, Brian E. Salisbury, Robert L. Whetten

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Abstract

The electrical conductance and principal structural and mechanical properties of gold nanowires, exhibiting reversibility in elongation-compression cycles at ambient conditions, were investigated using pin-plate experiments and molecular dynamics simulations. Underlying the reversible nature of the nanowires are their crystalline ordered structure and their atomistic structural transformation mechanisms, involving stages of stress accumulation and stress relief occurring through multiple-glide processes and characterized by a high critical yield stress value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1362-1365
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume77
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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