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Findings from University of Bielefeld Broaden Understanding of Nanotechnology


  2012 MAR 12 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "This paper reports on the mechanical characterization of carbon nanomembranes (CNMs) with a thickness of 1 nm that are fabricated by electron-induced crosslinking of aromatic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)," scientists writing in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology report.

  "A novel type of in situ bulge test employing an atomic force microscope (AFM) is utilized to investigate their mechanical properties. A series of biphenyl-based molecules with different types of terminal and/or anchor groups were used to prepare the CNMs, such as 4'-[(3-trimethoxysilyl)propoxy]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-carbonitrile (CBPS), 1,1'-biphenyl-4-thiol (BPT) and 4-nitro-1,1'-biphenyl-4-thiol (NBPT)," wrote X.H. Zhang and colleagues, University of Bielefeld.

  The researchers concluded: "The elastic properties, viscoelastic behaviors and ultimate tensile strength of these biphenyl-based CNMs are investigated and discussed."

  Zhang and colleagues published their study in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (Mechanical characterization of carbon nanomembranes from self-assembled monolayers. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2011;2():826-833).

  Additional information can be obtained by contacting X.H. Zhang, University of Bielefeld, Dept. of Phys Phys Supramol Syst & Surfaces, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany.

  The publisher of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology can be contacted at: Beilstein-Institut, Trakehner Strasse 7-9, Frankfurt Am Main, 60487, Germany.

  Keywords: City:Bielefeld, Country:Germany, Region:Europe, Emerging Technologies

  This article was prepared by VerticalNews Mergers & Acquisitions editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2012, VerticalNews Mergers & Acquisitions via VerticalNews.com.

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