Determination of Young's modulus of Sb2S3 nanowires by in situ resonance and bending methods

Liga Jasulaneca, Raimonds Meija, Alexander I. Livshits, Juris Prikulis, Subhajit Biswas, Justin D. Holmes, Donats Erts

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In this study we address the mechanical properties of Sb2S3 nanowires and determine their Young's modulus using in situ electricfield- induced mechanical resonance and static bending tests on individual Sb2S3 nanowires with cross-sectional areas ranging from 1.1·104 nm2 to 7.8·104 nm2. Mutually orthogonal resonances are observed and their origin explained by asymmetric cross section of nanowires. The results obtained from the two methods are consistent and show that nanowires exhibit Young's moduli comparable to the value for macroscopic material. An increasing trend of measured values of Young's modulus is observed for smaller thickness samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-283
Number of pages6
JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimony sulfide
  • In situ
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanowires
  • Young's modulus

Field of Science*

  • 2.10 Nano-technology
  • 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
  • 1.3 Physical sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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