HVEM study of crack tip dislocations in silicon crystals

Kenji Higashida, Masaki Tanaka, Ryuta Onodera

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The present paper describes the nature of crack tip plasticity in silicon crystals examined by high voltage electron microscopy (HVEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Firstly, AFM images around a crack tip are presented, where the formation of fine slip bands with the step heights of one or two nanometers is demonstrated. Secondly, crack-tip dislocations observed by HVEM are exhibited, where it is emphasized that dislocation characterization is essential to consider the relief mechanism of crack-tip stress concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4043-4046
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberV
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
EventPRICM 5: The Fifth Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 2 2004Nov 5 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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