Burgers vector of crack tip dislocations in magnesium oxide crystals

Kenji Higashida, Syunji Okazaki, Tatsuya Morikawa, Ryuta Onodera

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    Crack tip dislocations in MgO thin crystals have been investigated using a high voltage electron microscope (HVEM). Particular emphasis is laid on determining the sign of the Burgers vectors of those dislocations, because it is essentially important for understanding the fracture toughness of materials. For this determination, image simulation for a dislocation inclined to the foil surface has been performed, and characteristics of image contrast are discussed. Crack tip shielding due to dislocations is also discussed briefly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)967-974
    Number of pages8
    Journalmaterials transactions, jim
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Engineering


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