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Published 2016 | public
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Size-Dependent Plasticity of Single Crystalline Metallic Nanostructures


"Size-dependent plasticity" here refers to the strength of metallic samples being a strong function of their size when their dimensions are reduced to the micron and below scales. The notion of reduced sample size applies to all three dimensions, i.e., stand-alone, or one-dimensional (1D) nano and microstructures rather than thin films (2D), where only their thicknesses are reduced to nano- and micro-scales, or to the small-scale deformation volumes within a bulk matrix (3D) as would be the case during nanoindentation experiments, for example.

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© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. JRG gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant (DMR-0748267) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Grant No. N00014-09-1-0883. The author is particularly grateful to W.D. Nix, A.T. Jennings, D. Jang, J.-Y. Kim, Q. Sun, A. Ngan, C. Weinberger, J. Li, and D. Gianola for useful discussions.

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