A Thermoacoustic Model for High Aspect Ratio Nanostructures
AbstractIn this paper, we have developed a new thermoacoustic model for predicting the resonance frequency and quality factors of one-dimensional (1D) nanoresonators. Considering a nanoresonator as a fix-free Bernoulli-Euler cantilever, an analytical model has been developed to show the influence of material and geometrical properties of 1D nanoresonators on their mechanical response without any damping. Diameter and elastic modulus have a direct relationship and length has an inverse relationship on the strain energy and stress at the clamp end of the nanoresonator. A thermoacoustic multiphysics COMSOL model has been elaborated to simulate the frequency response of vibrating 1D nanoresonators in air. The results are an excellent match with experimental data from independently published literature reports, and the results of this model are consistent with the analytical model. Considering the air and thermal damping in the thermoacoustic model, the quality factor of a nanowire has been estimated and the results show that zinc oxide (ZnO) and silver-gallium (Ag2Ga) nanoresonators are potential candidates as nanoresonators, nanoactuators, and for scanning probe microscopy applications. View Full-Text
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Loeian, M.S.; Cohn, R.W.; Panchapakesan, B. A Thermoacoustic Model for High Aspect Ratio Nanostructures. Actuators 2016, 5, 23.
Loeian MS, Cohn RW, Panchapakesan B. A Thermoacoustic Model for High Aspect Ratio Nanostructures. Actuators. 2016; 5(4):23.Chicago/Turabian Style
Loeian, Masoud S.; Cohn, Robert W.; Panchapakesan, Balaji. 2016. "A Thermoacoustic Model for High Aspect Ratio Nanostructures." Actuators 5, no. 4: 23.
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