Strength of nanostructures
R.A. Andrievski a
A.M. Glezer b
a Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
b G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Physical Metallurgy of I.P. Bardin Science Center for Ferrous Metallurgy, 2-ya Baumanskaya ul. 9/23, Moscow, 105005, Russian Federation
A state-of-the-art review is presented of research into the strength, the ductility, the superplasticity, and other mechanical properties of metal, alloy, intermetallic, semiconductor, and high-melting-point compound-based nanomaterials. Various theoretical approaches are described. Size effects, interfaces, and other structural factors are examined from the standpoint of their influence on the strength and plasticity of nanostructured materials. Some problems yet to be solved are pointed out.