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Fracture Nanomechanics
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Small structures in the micro/nano-meter scale such as electronic/optic devices and MEMS/NEMS have been developed and the size of their elements approaches the nano/atomic scale. Since the conventional 'fracture mechanics' is based on the continuum-body approximation, the applicability to the nanoscale components is questionable. Moreover, for describing the fracture behaviour of atomic components (e.g. atomic wire and carbon nanotube), it is necessary to understand not only the mechanical parameters (e.g. stress and strain) but also the fracture criterion in the atomic scale. This book concentrates on the fracture behaviour of nano/atomic elements (nanofilms, nanowires and so on) focusing on the initiation and propagation of interface crack and mechanical instability criterion of atomic structures. This covers the fundamentals and the applicability of top-down concept (conventional fracture mechanics to nanoscale) and bottom-up ones (atomic mechanics including ab initio simulation). New areas, such as multi-physics characteristics of nanoelements, are introduced as well.
CRC Press; September 2011
301 pages; ISBN 9789814303118
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