Direct measurement of elastic modulus of InP nanowires with Scanning Probe Microscopy in PeakForce QNM mode

P. Geydt*, M. Dunaevskiy, P. Alekseev, J. P. Kakko, T. Haggrén, E. Lähderanta, H. Lipsanen

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Abstract

In this manuscript, we present the study of elastic properties of InP nanowires with help of scanning probe microscope in advanced PeakForce Tapping® regime. The measuring method was developed in order to investigate the Young's modulus of these cone-shaped structures with significant accuracy. The difference in InP elasticity for wurtzite phase and zinc- blende phase was revealed. It was shown that elastic modulus of InP nanowires significantly increases from 60 GPa to more than 100 GPa when diameter of a nanowire is reduced below 50 nm. The core-shell model for InP nanowire was used for the explanation of this effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012029
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume769
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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