Nanoscale fracture mechanics

Steven L. Mielke, Ted Belytschkobelytschko, George C Schatz

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Abstract

Theoretical calculations on undefected nanoscale materials predict impressive mechanical properties. In this review we summarize the status of experimental efforts to directly measure the fracture strengths of inorganic and carbon nanotubes and discuss possible explanations for the deviations between the predicted and observed values. We also summarize the role of theory in understanding the molecular-level origin of these deviations. In particular, we consider the role of defects such as vacancies, Stone-Wales defects, adatoms and ad-dimers, chemical functionalization, and oxidative pitting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
Pages185-209
Number of pages25
Volume58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
Volume58
ISSN (Print)0066426X

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Keywords

  • Brittle fracture
  • Carbon nanotube fracture
  • Oxidative pitting
  • Plastic deformation
  • Stone-Wales defects
  • Vacancy defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Mielke, S. L., Belytschkobelytschko, T., & Schatz, G. C. (2007). Nanoscale fracture mechanics. In Annual Review of Physical Chemistry (Vol. 58, pp. 185-209). (Annual Review of Physical Chemistry; Vol. 58). https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.physchem.58.032806.104502

Nanoscale fracture mechanics. / Mielke, Steven L.; Belytschkobelytschko, Ted; Schatz, George C.

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. Vol. 58 2007. p. 185-209 (Annual Review of Physical Chemistry; Vol. 58).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mielke, SL, Belytschkobelytschko, T & Schatz, GC 2007, Nanoscale fracture mechanics. in Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. vol. 58, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, vol. 58, pp. 185-209. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.physchem.58.032806.104502
Mielke SL, Belytschkobelytschko T, Schatz GC. Nanoscale fracture mechanics. In Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. Vol. 58. 2007. p. 185-209. (Annual Review of Physical Chemistry). https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.physchem.58.032806.104502
Mielke, Steven L. ; Belytschkobelytschko, Ted ; Schatz, George C. / Nanoscale fracture mechanics. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. Vol. 58 2007. pp. 185-209 (Annual Review of Physical Chemistry).
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