Geoinspired synthetic chrysotile nanotubes both stoichiometric and 0.67 wt% Fe doped were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Bending tests of the synthetic chrysotile nanotubes were performed using the atomic force microscope. The nanotubes were found to exhibit elastic behaviour at small deformations (below ca. 20 nm). Young’s modulus values of (159 – 125) GPa and (279 – 260) GPa were obtained from the force-deflection curves using the bending equation for a clamped beam under a concentrated load, for the stoichiometric and the Fe doped chrysotile nanotubes, respectively. The structural modifications induced by Fe doping altered the mechanical properties, with an apparent dependence of the latter on the number of constituting walls of the nanotubes.

Characterization of Geoinspired and Synthetic Chrysotile Nanotubes by Atomic Force Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy

FORESTI, ELISABETTA;LESCI, ISIDORO GIORGIO;ROVERI, NORBERTO
2007

Abstract

Geoinspired synthetic chrysotile nanotubes both stoichiometric and 0.67 wt% Fe doped were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Bending tests of the synthetic chrysotile nanotubes were performed using the atomic force microscope. The nanotubes were found to exhibit elastic behaviour at small deformations (below ca. 20 nm). Young’s modulus values of (159 – 125) GPa and (279 – 260) GPa were obtained from the force-deflection curves using the bending equation for a clamped beam under a concentrated load, for the stoichiometric and the Fe doped chrysotile nanotubes, respectively. The structural modifications induced by Fe doping altered the mechanical properties, with an apparent dependence of the latter on the number of constituting walls of the nanotubes.
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S. PIPERNO; I. KAPLAN-ASHIRI; S. R.COHEN; R. POPOVITZ-BIRO; H. D. WAGNER; R. TENNE; E. FORESTI; I.G. LESCI; N. ROVERI.
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