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Extra tension at electrode-nanowire adhesive contacts in nano-electromechanical devices
Livshits, Alexander I.
Holmes, Justin D.
Elsevier Masson SAS
We report a strong tangential component of the reaction force at electrode to nanowire adhesive contact which was previously established using electrostatic attraction. The reaction force tangential component absolute value was found to be comparable to or even bigger than the corresponding normal component. This effect is important for understanding of the mechanics of nano-electromechanical devices. Both the experiment and the corresponding theory are presented. Fitting of the obtained analytical solutions to experimental data was used to measure the reaction force acting at the contact for several nanowire-electrode configurations.
Nano-electromechanical contact , Nano-electromechanical switch , Nanowire deflection
Livshits, A. I., Jasulaneca, L., Kosmaca, J., Meija, R., Holmes, J. D. and Erts, D. (2017) 'Extra tension at electrode-nanowire adhesive contacts in nano-electromechanical devices', European Journal Of Mechanics - A/Solids, 66, pp. 412-422. doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2017.08.009