Dynamic observations of dislocation behavior in SrTiO 3 by in situ nanoindentation in a transmission electron microscope

Shun Kondo, Naoya Shibata, Tasuku Mitsuma, Eita Tochigi, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    Abstract

    The plastic deformation process of a SrTiO 3 single crystal has been dynamically and microscopically observed by in situ nanoindentation in a transmission electron microscope. The plastic deformation of SrTiO 3 was found to proceed by dislocation slips even at room temperatures under the present experimental condition, and the dynamic behavior of dislocations such as nucleation, propagation, and annihilation have been clearly captured. The detailed dislocation analyses revealed that the activated slip system is 〈110〉 {1 1̄ 0} type, which is consistent with the results of macroscopic deformation experiments reported so far. The mechanisms of dislocation behavior are discussed based on the experimentally obtained results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number181906
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume100
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 30

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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