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Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 7: Basics of Solid Mechanics in Nanostructures

By Wen-Mei W Hwu1, Omar N Sobh1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Basics of Solid Mechanics in Nanostructures


  • Kinetic Theory of Energy Transport
  • Averaging over all the solid angles
  • Mechanics at Nanoscale
  • How Strong are Crystalline Materials
  • Theoretical Cohesive Strength
  • Failure in Tension vs. Shear
  • Frenkel Analysis
  • Comparisons of Theoretical Strength
  • Defects in Solids
  • Edge, Screw, and Mixed Dislocations
  • Bulk Dislocation Movement
  • Interfacial Defects - Planar
  • Stress Fields

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