Structural Transformation of Single Crystal Silicon under Uniaxial Stress


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The diamond structure of single crystal silicon transforms to other structures under mechanical stress. We investigate the structural transformation of diamond cubic structure to betatin structure in silicon under uniaxial stress using atomistic simulation on the basis of the Tersoff potential. As a result, under extensive compressive strain, the structural transformation from Si-I to Si-II is found.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 345-346)

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S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim




S. M. Jeong and T. Kitamura, "Structural Transformation of Single Crystal Silicon under Uniaxial Stress", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 963-966, 2007

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August 2007




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