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Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads

R J Wang, C Y Wang, Y T Feng, Chun Tang, Yuntian Feng Orcid Logo, Chengyuan Wang Orcid Logo

Nanotechnology, Volume: 29, Issue: 9, Start page: 095707

Swansea University Authors: Yuntian Feng Orcid Logo, Chengyuan Wang Orcid Logo

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Gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires (NWs) hold technological significance as functional components in emergent nano-piezotronics. However, the examination of their mechanical responses, especially the mechanistic understanding of behavior beyond elasticity (at failure) remains limited due to the constra...

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ISSN: 0957-4484 1361-6528
Published: 2018
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title Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
spellingShingle Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
Yuntian Feng
Chengyuan Wang
title_short Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
title_full Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
title_fullStr Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
title_full_unstemmed Mechanical responses of a-axis GaN nanowires under axial loads
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description Gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires (NWs) hold technological significance as functional components in emergent nano-piezotronics. However, the examination of their mechanical responses, especially the mechanistic understanding of behavior beyond elasticity (at failure) remains limited due to the constraints of in situ experimentation. We therefore performed simulations of the molecular dynamics (MD) of the mechanical behavior of $[1\bar{2}10]$-oriented GaN NWs subjected to tension or compression loading until failure. The mechanical properties and critical deformation processes are characterized in relation to NW sizes and loading conditions. Detailed examinations revealed that the failure mechanisms are size-dependent and controlled by the dislocation mobility on shuffle-set pyramidal planes. The size dependence of the elastic behavior is also examined in terms of the surface structure determined modification of Young's modulus. In addition, a comparison with c-axis NWs is made to show how size-effect trends vary with the growth orientation of NWs.
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