Size effect on Young's modulus of thin chromium cantilevers

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Thin chromium cantilevers with sub-100 nm thickness have been characterized by an atomic force microscope operating in contact mode. A continuous determination of the local mechanical properties at all lengths was accomplished by applying force along the length of the cantilevers. The result show a decrease of the Young's modulus as the cantilevers get thinner.

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3555-3557
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes