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|Title:||Elastic-plastic deformation of Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O 3-(6-7)% PbTiO3 single crystals during nanoindentation|
Relaxor single crystal
|Citation:||Wong, M.F., Zeng, K. (2010-05). Elastic-plastic deformation of Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O 3-(6-7)% PbTiO3 single crystals during nanoindentation. Philosophical Magazine 90 (13) : 1685-1700. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786430903459675|
|Abstract:||The elastic-plastic deformation behavior of (001)- and (011)-oriented single crystal solid solutions of Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O 3-(6-7)% PbTiO3 (PZN-PT) have been studied using a nanoindentation technique. A procedure is presented here to isolate the elastic, elastic-plastic and plastic contributions to the deformation using the unloading data, and a parameter, referred to as relaxation, is defined to characterize the elastic-plastic deformation during nanoindentations. This relaxation parameter increases with the maximum indentation load due to the higher indentation stress induced, and it also causes less recovery of the material upon indentation unloading compared to predicted pure elastic recovery. For a (001) surface, the relaxation value remains virtually unchanged within the range of the maximum indentation load of 10-50 mN, possibly due to a complete localized depoling of the non-180 domain switching. It is also found that the unpoled surface is more prone to stress-induced depolarization compared to the poled surfaces. Furthermore, by applying the continuous stiffness measurement (CSM) technique, the effects of multiple loading/unloading are studied for both (001)- and (011)-oriented PZN-PTs using the maximum indentation loads of 20 and 50 mN. With more loading/unloading cycles at higher CSM frequencies, stress-induced depolarization becomes prevalent and the contribution of the domain reorientation towards elastic recovery is significantly reduced. As a consequence, the relaxation value is increased, indicating more elastic-plastic deformation. This CSM effect is especially pronounced for poled (011) surfaces.|
|Source Title:||Philosophical Magazine|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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