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In situ visualization of the superior nanomechanical flexibility of individual hydroxyapatite nanobelts

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Abstract

Highly flexible multi-layered hydroxyapatite (HA) nanobelts were successfully grown and compared to nanorods. The nanomechanical behaviour of individual HA nanostructures was visualized using in situ TEM. Compression-induced deformation in HA nanobelts can spontaneously recover at a maximal strain of 99.2%, much larger than the 2.63% failure strain observed for traditional HA nanorods.

Graphical abstract: In situ visualization of the superior nanomechanical flexibility of individual hydroxyapatite nanobelts

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2017, accepted on 26 Jan 2018 and first published on 29 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01852E
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018, Advance Article
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    In situ visualization of the superior nanomechanical flexibility of individual hydroxyapatite nanobelts

    M. Qi, Z. Huang, W. Yao, F. Long, M. Cheng, B. Song, D. Banner, R. Shahbazian-Yassar, Y. Lu and T. Shokuhfar, CrystEngComm, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01852E

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