Synthesis and mechanical behavior of nanoporous nanotwinned copper

Ran Liu, Shijian Zheng, Jon Kevin Baldwin, Mary Kuthuru, Nathan Mara, Antonia Antoniou

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Abstract

We synthesize nanoporous copper (NP Cu) through electrochemical dealloying of amorphous Cu0.41Si0.59 under compressive residual stress. Transmission Electron Microscopy reveals that struts are nanocrystalline with grain size equal to the strut thickness. Moreover, a significant population of twins with spacing ∼7 nm is present within each imaged grain. The hardness of this nanocrystalline, nanotwinned NP Cu is approximately one order of magnitude greater than reports on NP Cu in the literature. The yield strength of individual struts inferred through dimensional analysis is approximately an order of magnitude greater than bulk copper and compares well with other nanostructured copper systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241907
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2013

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