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BibTex format

author = {Heyes, D and Dini, D and Smith, E and Branka, A},
doi = {10.1002/pssb.201600861},
journal = {Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics},
title = {Nanowire stretching by Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics},
url = {},
volume = {254},
year = {2017}

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AB - Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics (NEMD) simulations of a stretched Lennard-Jones (LJ) model single crystal nanowire with square cross-section are carried out. The microstructural and mechanical properties are examined as a function of strain and strain rate. The instantaneous Poisson's ratio and Young's modulus are shown to be strongly time (strain) dependent from the start of the pulling process. The structural transformation as a result of straining initially involves the (100) layers moving further apart and then slipping at ca. math formula when the shear slip stress along that direction is about 1% of the shear modulus, which is typical of plastic deformation of noble gas solid crystals, and in accordance with Schmid's law.
AU - Heyes,D
AU - Dini,D
AU - Smith,E
AU - Branka,A
DO - 10.1002/pssb.201600861
PY - 2017///
SN - 0370-1972
TI - Nanowire stretching by Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics
T2 - Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 254
ER -