In Situ Mechanical Property Measurement of Titania Nanowires
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructure such as nanowires (NWs), nanobelts and nanorods have attracted tremendous attention in recent years due to their exceptional micro-structural properties and novel potential applications. In the present investigation, titania (TiO2) nanowires are synthesized by microwave hydrothermal process (MHP) treating TiO2 nano powder with NaOH inside a microwave oven for 5h at 210°C and 350W. The mechanical properties of as synthesized TiO2 nanowires are determined by bending it with a nanomanipulator inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Young’s moduli of the nanowires are measured to be approximately 11.870.923GPa.
Yuri Chugui, Yongsheng Gao, Kuang-Chao Fan, Roald Taymanov and Ksenia Sapozhnikova
M. Chang et al., "In Situ Mechanical Property Measurement of Titania Nanowires", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 437, pp. 66-69, 2010