Estimation of Nanoporous Au Young’s Modulus from Serial Block Face-SEM 3D-Characterisation

Michele Brun, Elisa Sogne, Andrea Falqui, Federico Scaglione, Paola Rizzi, Francesco Delogu, Giorgio Pia

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Nanoporous Au has been subjected to serial block face-scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM) 3D-characterisation. Corresponding sections have been digitalized and used to evaluate the associated mechanical properties. Our investigation demonstrates that the sample is homogeneous and isotropic. The effective Young’s modulus estimated by an analytical multiscale approach agrees remarkably well with the values stated in the literature.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3644
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 19 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-05-25
Acknowledgements: Financial support from Fondazione di Sardegna, projects ADVANCING 2018 (M.B., F.D.) and Nanoporous metals for structural applications: from structure to mechanical properties 2019 (G.P.), is gratefully acknowledged. This research was also supported by KAUST Baseline funding (A.F., E.S.).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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