Mechanical Characterization of III-V Nanowire Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation

AW Dawotola, CA Yuan, WD van Driel, EPAM Bakkers, GQ Zhang

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Mechanical stiffness and density of III-V (GaAs) nanowire (NW) are studied by atomistic simulation in the , and directions. Series of molecular models are established and mechanical characteristics of the crystal orientations are considered. The simulation results indicate that the NW exhibits highest structural stiffness in the direction. We also found that GaAs NW exhibits mechanical linearity under 2GPa stress. Moreover, a qualitative comparison of simulation and other calculated results is carried out, and a good agreement is established.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationEuroSimE 2007
EditorsLJ Ernst
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1-4244-1105-X
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEuroSimE 2007 - London
Duration: 16 Apr 200718 Apr 2007

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ConferenceEuroSimE 2007


  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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Dawotola, AW., Yuan, CA., van Driel, WD., Bakkers, EPAM., & Zhang, GQ. (2007). Mechanical Characterization of III-V Nanowire Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation. In LJ. Ernst (Ed.), EuroSimE 2007 (pp. 1-5). EuroSimE.