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This study examines a simple fracture model for microscopically heterogeneous polysilicon components when Griffith theory applicable only to homogeneous materials fails. The strength-limiting micro/nano- surface defect a0 is linked to the nano-scaled grain size G of polysilicon and bulk fracture properties. Here the a0/G ratio is not large enough for polysilicon to be considered as homogeneous. Two polysilicon materials, with laminated grain structures (G = 125 nm) and columnar grain structures (G = 285 nm), have been analyzed. The simple fracture model together with a normal distribution methodology can be used to predict both the mean and 96% reliability fracture curves for the micro/nano-crack range bridging the classic Griffith theory and the non-linear fracture model.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2020|
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Predicting strength of porous materials: A microstructure-based approach
Sercombe, T., Roberts, A., Hu, X., Challis, V. & Grotowski, J.
1/06/17 → 31/12/22