The ratcheting of compressed thermally grown thin films on ductile substrates

Citation
My. He et al., The ratcheting of compressed thermally grown thin films on ductile substrates, ACT MATER, 48(10), 2000, pp. 2593-2601
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
ACTA MATERIALIA
ISSN journal
1359-6454 → ACNP
Volume
48
Issue
10
Year of publication
2000
Pages
2593 - 2601
Database
ISI
SICI code
1359-6454(20000614)48:10<2593:TROCTG>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
An analysis of the displacements experienced by undulating thermally grown thin films upon thermal cycling has been presented. The film has been assig ned a thermal expansion coefficient that causes it to be compressed upon co oling. It has also been allowed to thicken at high temperature by oxidation of the substrate. It is shown that, in some circumstances, ratcheting occu rs, wherein the undulation amplitude, a, increases with each thermal cycle. When such a response happens, undesirable cyclic failure modes are induced . The analysis reveals that there is a critical undulation amplitude, a,, b elow which ratcheting does not occur. This critical size is related to the expansion misfit, the substrate yield strength and the growth strain in the film per cycle. Connections between these variables and a, are derived. (C ) 2000 Acta Metallurgica Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.