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Self-healing of fractured GaAs nanowires.

Wang, Y and Joyce, HJ and Gao, Q and Liao, X and Tan, HH and Zou, J and Ringer, SP and Shan, Z and Jagadish, C (2011) Self-healing of fractured GaAs nanowires. Nano Lett, 11. pp. 1546-1549.

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In-situ deformation experiments were carried out in a transmission electron microscope to investigate the structural response of single crystal GaAs nanowires (NWs) under compression. A repeatable self-healing process was discovered in which a partially fractured GaAs NW restored its original single crystal structure immediately after an external compressive force was removed. Possible mechanisms of the self-healing process are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arsenicals Compressive Strength Crystallization Gallium Macromolecular Substances Materials Testing Molecular Conformation Nanostructures Particle Size Stress, Mechanical Surface Properties
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:14
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 20:19