A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Young’s Modulus of Wurtzite and Zinc Blende InP Nanowires

Publication Details

Authors: Dunaevskiy Mikhail, Geydt Pavel, Lähderanta Erkki, Alekseev Prokhor, Haggrén Tuomas, Kakko Joona-Pekko, Jiang Hua, Lipsanen Harri

Publisher: American Chemical Society

Publication year: 2017

Language: English

Related journal or series: Nano Letters

Volume number: 17

ISSN: 1530-6984

eISSN: 1530-6992

JUFO level of this publication: 3

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00312

Permanent website address: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00312

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Research data location: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00312/suppl_file/nl7b00312_si_001.pdf


The Young's
modulus of thin conical InP nanowires with either wurtzite or mixed “zinc
blende/wurtzite” structures was measured. It has been shown that the value of
Young's modulus obtained for wurtzite InP nanowires (E[0001]=130 ± 30 GPa) was
similar to the theoretically predicted value for the wurtzite InP material (E[0001]=120
± 10 GPa). The Young's modulus of mixed “zinc blende/wurtzite” InP nanowires
(E[111]=65 ± 10 GPa) appeared to be 40% less then theoretically predicted value
for the zinc blende InP material (E[111]=110 GPa). An advanced method for
measuring the Young's modulus of thin and flexible nanostructures is proposed.
It consists of measuring the flexibility (the inverse of stiffness) profiles
1/k(x) by the scanning probe microscopy with precise control of loading force
in nanonewton range followed by simulations.

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