Authors: A.V. Pokropivny, A. Lõhmus, R. Lõhmus, D. Erts, V.V. Pokropivny and H. Olin
Affilation: University of Latvia, Estonia
Pages: 173 - 175
Keywords: nannointeractions, nanowire, TEM-SPM
We apply molecular dynamics methods for simulation of in situ processes in new combined TEM/SPM technique. The atomic structure transformations of a gold nanobridge between two contacts are studied in processes of loading-unloading and friction cycles, vertical, lateral, diagonal and zigzag motion. In all cases only a single-atom contact is broken at the final stage of deformations. The deformation process strongly depends on the velocity of fracture and schemes of motion.
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