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Title: Electrical transport in deformed nanostrips: Electrical signature of reversible mechanical failure
Authors: Datta, S
Chaudhuri, D
Saha-Dasgupta, T
Sengupta, S
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Europhys. Lett.
Citation: S. Datta, D. Chaudhuri, T. Saha-Dasgupta and S. Sengupta, Electrical transport in deformed nanostrips: Electrical signature of reversible mechanical failure, Europhys. Lett. 73 765 (2006).
Abstract: We calculate the electrical conductivity of a thin crystalline strip of atoms confined within a quasi–one-dimensional channel of fixed width. The conductivity shows anomalous behavior as the strip is deformed under tensile loading. Beyond a critical strain, the solid fails by the nucleation of alternating bands of solid and smectic-like phases accompanied by a jump in the conductivity. Since the failure of the strip in this system is known to be reversible, the conductivity anomaly may have practical use as a sensitive strain transducer.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/943
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