Effect of dopants on the fracture toughness of silicon

Swadener, J.G. and Nastasi, M. (2002). Effect of dopants on the fracture toughness of silicon. Journal of Materials Science letters, 21 (17), pp. 1363-1365.


Fracture experiments were conducted on p-type and n-type Si in the presence and absence of hydrogen. It was found that fracture toughness is slightly less than the fracture toughness of n-type silicon. Annealing silicon in an Ar/H atmosphere gave a hydrogen concentration of less than 0.1 ppm, which did not have any measurable effect on fracture toughness. Likewise, the exposure of pre-cracked specimens to H did not cause any measurable change in fracture toughness.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019772717743
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mechanical engineering & design
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
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Published Date: 2002-09
Authors: Swadener, J.G. ( 0000-0001-5493-3461)
Nastasi, M.

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