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Studies from Texas Christian University Yield New Information about Solids Research (Elastic disturbance due to a nanoparticle near a free surface)

September 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Solids Research. According to news reporting originating in Fort Worth, Texas, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The presence of nanoparticles in an elastic solid introduces disturbances that can vary significantly from the ones predicted by classical elasticity. In this study, we were able to determine that nanoscale effects introduced via a coherent interface model can indeed result in complex, non-local displacement and stress fields near the free surface of a substrate."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Texas Christian University, "The specific geometry is defined by a spherical nanoparticle near a straight boundary. The system is loaded either through a far-field uniaxial tension or a transformation strain (eigenstrain) in the particle itself."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The elastic field can be fully determined using a three-dimensional displacement formulation that incorporates a well-established interface model."

For more information on this research see: Elastic disturbance due to a nanoparticle near a free surface. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 2014;19(7):868-881. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications -; Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.W. Mi, Texas Christian Univ, Coll Sci & Engn, Fort Worth, TX 76129, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Fort Worth, Texas, United States, North and Central America, Solids Research

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