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Removing Auxetic Properties in f.c.c. Hard Sphere Crystals by Orthogonal Nanochannels with Hard Spheres of Another Diameter


[ 1 ] Instytut Mechaniki Stosowanej, Wydział Inżynierii Mechanicznej, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.8] Mechanical engineering

Year of publication


Published in


Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: iss. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • auxetics
  • negative Poisson’s ratio
  • nanolayers
  • hard sphere inclusions
  • Monte Carlo simulations

EN Negative Poisson’s ratio materials (called auxetics) reshape our centuries-long understanding of the elastic properties of materials. Their vast set of potential applications drives us to search for auxetic properties in real systems and to create new materials with those properties. One of the ways to achieve the latter is to modify the elastic properties of existing materials. Studying the impact of inclusions in a crystalline lattice on macroscopic elastic properties is one of such possibilities. This article presents computer studies of elastic properties of f.c.c. hard sphere crystals with structural modifications. The studies were performed with numerical methods, using Monte Carlo simulations. Inclusions take the form of periodic arrays of nanochannels filled by hard spheres of another diameter. The resulting system is made up of two types of particles that differ in size. Two different layouts of mutually orthogonal nanochannels are considered. It is shown that with careful choice of inclusions, not only can one impact elastic properties by eliminating auxetic properties while maintaining the effective cubic symmetry, but also one can control the anisotropy of the cubic system.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

1134-1 - 1134-18





Article Number: 1134

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

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3.623 [List 2020]

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