Use of plasmon spectroscopy to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale

Vladimir P. Oleshko, Mitsuhiro Murayama, James M. Howe

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Abstract

Relationships between volume plasmon excitations and mechanical properties of various materials are considered. Based on systematic evaluation of available data, correlations between the volume plasmon energy, Ep, Young's modulus, Ym, bulk modulus, Bm, shear modulus, Gm, and microhardness, Hm, are established. The resulting correlations indicate that plasmon energies potentially can be used to predict and/or determine the local mechanical properties of technologically important materials, such as metal alloys, semiconductors, and ceramics at the nanometer level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-364
Number of pages15
JournalMicroscopy and Microanalysis
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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