Resonance vibration of amorphous SiO2 nanowires driven by mechanical or electrical field excitation

D. A. Dikin, X. Chen, W. Ding, G. Wagner, R. S. Ruoff*

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The bending modulus of amorphous SiO2 nanowires and the effects of electron trapping in the nanowires were investigated using mechanical resonance method. Under the electrical excitation of 3 KeV energy electrons significant charge trappings were observed in the nanowires. Nonuniform distribution of charge trapping and decay time in the nanowire suggested the use of a nondestructive method to study defects in certain types of nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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