Table 1

Summarizes the variation of mechanical properties of nanowires of different diameters and comparison with the indium thin film
Sample Load (μN) Max. depth (nm) Hardness (GPa) (O–P method) Reduced modulus (GPa)
Wire diameter = 500 nm 50 40 1.62 ± 0.214 37 ± 4
Wire diameter = 2000 nm 100 65 1.99 ± 0.039 40 ± 4
Untemplated continuous Indium thin film (100 nm) 100 55 2.55 ± 0.094 55 ± 5

Kumar and N Kiran

Kumar and N Kiran Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:1085-1092   doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9606-1

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