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A Sample Geometry for Controlled In Situ TEM Straining Experiments on Brittle and Semi-Brittle Materials

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Author(s)

Timothy J. Foecke

Abstract

A novel in situ TEM sample geometry has been developed for the controlled deformation and fracture of brittle and semi-brittle materials inside the TEM. It consists of a conventionally prepared TEM sample attached to a copper tensile bar containing a large hole. Sample alignment and unintended deformation problems typically encountered with present geometries are eliminated, and the test specimen's performance with a number of material systems is discussed.
Citation
Scripta Materialia

Keywords

brittle, deformation, fracture, in situ TEM, sample, stage

Citation

Foecke, T. (2008), A Sample Geometry for Controlled In Situ TEM Straining Experiments on Brittle and Semi-Brittle Materials, Scripta Materialia (Accessed July 18, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008