Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires

J. Bürki, R. E. Goldstein, Charles A Stafford

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Abstract

The behavior of stressed metallic nanowires with radii comparable to the Fermi wavelength was studied. From a semiclassical energy functional that includes electron-shell effects a partial differential equation for nanowire shape evolution was derived. A movement and interaction of kinks connecting locally stable radii was found. The results show that the metallic nanowire subject to tensile stress necks down smoothly as it elongates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2545011-2545014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 19 2003

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Bürki, J., Goldstein, R. E., & Stafford, C. A. (2003). Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires. Physical Review Letters, 91(25), 2545011-2545014.

Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires. / Bürki, J.; Goldstein, R. E.; Stafford, Charles A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 91, No. 25, 19.12.2003, p. 2545011-2545014.

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Bürki, J, Goldstein, RE & Stafford, CA 2003, 'Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires', Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 25, pp. 2545011-2545014.
Bürki J, Goldstein RE, Stafford CA. Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires. Physical Review Letters. 2003 Dec 19;91(25):2545011-2545014.
Bürki, J. ; Goldstein, R. E. ; Stafford, Charles A. / Quantum Necking in Stressed Metallic Nanowires. In: Physical Review Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 91, No. 25. pp. 2545011-2545014.
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