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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)