Nanoindentation of vertical ZnO nanowires

S. J. Young, L. W. Ji, S. J. Chang, T. H. Fang, T. J. Hsueh

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We report the experimental observations of buckling instabilities of vertical well-aligned single-crystal ZnO nanowires prepared on ZnO:Ga/glass templates. It was found that critical buckling load and buckling energy of the ZnO nanowires were 215 μN and 3.69×10-11 J, respectively. It was also found that Young's modulus of the ZnO nanowires were 232 and 454 GPa while critical buckling strains were 0.35% and 0.18% when fixed-fixed column mode and fixed-pinned column mode were used, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-243
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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