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Materials 2017, 10(11), 1338;

Auxeticity of Yukawa Systems with Nanolayers in the (111) Crystallographic Plane

Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17/19, 60-179 Poznan, Poland
Department of Technical Physics, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3, 60-695 Poznan, Poland
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 16 November 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published: 22 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Auxetic Materials 2017-2018)
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Elastic properties of model crystalline systems, in which the particles interact via the hard potential (infinite when any particles overlap and zero otherwise) and the hard-core repulsive Yukawa interaction, were determined by Monte Carlo simulations. The influence of structural modifications, in the form of periodic nanolayers being perpendicular to the crystallographic axis [111], on auxetic properties of the crystal was investigated. It has been shown that the hard sphere nanolayers introduced into Yukawa crystals allow one to control the elastic properties of the system. It has been also found that the introduction of the Yukawa monolayers to the hard sphere crystal induces auxeticity in the [ 11 1 ¯ ] [ 112 ] -direction, while maintaining the negative Poisson’s ratio in the [ 110 ] [ 1 1 ¯ 0 ] -direction, thus expanding the partial auxeticity of the system to an additional important crystallographic direction. View Full-Text
Keywords: auxetics; negative Poisson’s ratio; nanolayer; Yukawa potential; Monte Carlo simulations auxetics; negative Poisson’s ratio; nanolayer; Yukawa potential; Monte Carlo simulations

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Pigłowski, P.M.; Narojczyk, J.W.; Poźniak, A.A.; Wojciechowski, K.W.; Tretiakov, K.V. Auxeticity of Yukawa Systems with Nanolayers in the (111) Crystallographic Plane. Materials 2017, 10, 1338.

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