Mechanical response of KD 2xH 2(1-x)PO 4 crystals during nanoindentation

S. O. Kucheyev, W. J. Siekhaus, T. A. Land, S. G. Demos

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The deformation behavior of single-crystal KD 2xH 2(1-x)PO 4 during nanoindendation was studied. Multiple discontinuities, called 'pop-in events' in force displacement curves, were routinely observed during loading. The mechanical properties were found to be independent of the deuterium content and were different for (001) and (100) surfaces. Slip was found to be a major mode of plastic deformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2274-2276
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Mar 29 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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