Stable nanobridge formation in < 1 1 0 > gold nanowires under tensile deformation

HS Park and JA Zimmerman, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 54, 1127-1132 (2006).

DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2005.11.064

We present atomistic simulations of < 110 > oriented gold nanowires under tensile deformation. We find that < 110 > gold nanowires tend to form elongated, stable nanobridges upon necking, which is in agreement with previous experimental observations. In addition, the simulations reveal that the formation of a high strength multishell lattice structure during the plastic deformation of the < 110 > wires may account for the stability of the elongated nanobridges observed experimentally. (c) 2005 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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