Mechanical properties and dislocation dynamics of GaP

Ichiro Yonenaga, Koji Sumino

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Mechanical properties of GaP crystals are investigated in the temperature range 600–900 °C by means of compression tests. Stress-strain characteristics of a GaP crystal in the temperature range 600–800 °C are very similar to those of a GaAs crystal in the temperature range 450–600 °C. The dynamic state of dislocations during deformation is determined by means of the strain-rate cycling technique. The deformation of GaP is found to be controlled by the dislocation processes the same as those in other kinds of semiconductors such as Si, Ge, and GaAs. The velocity v of dislocations that control deformation is deduced to be v = v0 τ exp(-2.2 eV/kT) as a function of the stress τ and the temperature T, where v0is a constant and k the Boltzmann constant. The Portevin-LeChatelier effect is observed in the stress-strain behavior in the deformation at high temperatures and under low strain rates, which may be attributed to the locking of dislocations by impurities or impurity-defect complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-360
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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