Viscoelasticity of stepped interfaces Academic Article uri icon


  • Using molecular dynamics modeling, we show that interfaces in sputter deposited Cu-Nb superlattices exhibit time-dependent elasticity, i.e., viscoelasticity, under shear loading. In the high temperature and small strain rate limit, the interfacial shear modulus approaches a value proportional to the density of steps in the interface. It may therefore be possible to tailor the low-frequency shear moduli of interfaces by controlling their step densities. 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

published proceedings

  • Applied Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Skirlo, S. A., & Demkowicz, M. J.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Skirlo, SA||Demkowicz, MJ

publication date

  • October 2013