Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Abstract

The shear stiffness of carbon nanotubes was measured using a modified AFM. The technique uses a laterally vibrating tip to produce a shearing effect as the tip is rastered over substrate and sample. The amplitude of the lateral oscillations allows an indirect measurement by comparing the response of the substrate and sample. The substrate and sample were placed on a rotating stage to obtain a sequence of amplitude images of a nanotube in various orientations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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