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This work reports measurements of the elastic modulus of halloysite nanotubes. Nanoscale three-point bending tests were performed on individual nanotubes using an atomic force microscope. Nanotubes exhibit elastic behaviour at small deformations. The stiffness of the tubes, and hence their elastic modulus, was deduced from force curve measurements using an appropriate mechanical model. The boundary conditions were also identified by recording the stiffness profile of a tube along its suspendeddoi:10.1088/0957-4484/24/10/105704 pmid:23426014 fatcat:a3ugvpjlxrhrxg5sx2g2wi25xu