Nanotwinned silver nanowires: Structure and mechanical properties

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Kobler A, Beuth T, Klöffel T, Prang R, Moosmann M, Seherer T, Walheim S, Hahn H, Kuebel C, Meyer B, Schimmel T, Bitzek E
Journal: Acta Materialia
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 92
Pages range: 299-308
ISSN: 1359-6454


Ag nanowires have been manufactured with the ultrathin layer electrochemical deposition method. Transmission electron microscopy revealed a multiple twinned nanostructure that has not been reported in comparable structures using a non-template self-assembling preparation method. The [1~1~1] twin planes are oriented parallel to the 〈1~1~2〉 wire axis. The influence of the twin boundaries on the elastic and plastic properties of these wires has been investigated. Atomistic calculations revealed no influence of the twin boundaries on the Young's modulus of the wire for this geometry and along the 〈1~1~2〉 direction. However, the twin boundaries exhibited a strong orientation-dependent influence on the plastic deformation when indented orthogonal (〈1~1~1〉 direction) or parallel (〈1~1~0〉 direction) to the twin boundaries, reflecting the interaction between the glide systems active in fcc metals and the stress direction. Heating experiments showed a high heat resistance for the twin boundaries till sublimation in an in situ TEM heating experiment. Sublimation followed the twin boundaries, indicating the lower binding energy of hcp stacking in comparison to fcc stacking.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bitzek, Erik Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Simulation und Werkstoffeigenschaften)
Klöffel, Tobias
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Molekulare Materialien
Meyer, Bernd Prof. Dr.
Professur für Computational Chemistry

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

External institutions with authors

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Research Fields

A3 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Kobler, A., Beuth, T., Klöffel, T., Prang, R., Moosmann, M., Seherer, T.,... Bitzek, E. (2015). Nanotwinned silver nanowires: Structure and mechanical properties. Acta Materialia, 92, 299-308.

Kobler, Aaron, et al. "Nanotwinned silver nanowires: Structure and mechanical properties." Acta Materialia 92 (2015): 299-308.


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