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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2008, Article ID 352109, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/352109
Research Article

Atomic Force and Optical Microscopy Characterization of the Deformation of Individual Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers

1NASA Ames Research Center, University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), Moffett Field, California, CA 94035, USA
2Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

Received 4 September 2007; Revised 31 December 2007; Accepted 12 January 2008

Academic Editor: Jun Lou

Copyright © 2008 Terry P. Bigioni and Brett A. Cruden. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Video 1 demonstrats three different modes; i) bending results in a slow change in illumination, ii) slipping a discontinuous change, and iii) kinking a slow change in one part of the tube and little in the other.

Supplementary Video 2 displays the response of the CNF under compression of up to 1.1μm.

Supplementary Video 3 shows the CNTs under higher compression.

  1. Supplementary Video 1
  2. Supplementary Video 2
  3. Supplementary Video 3