Mechanical response of GaN film and micropillar under nanoindentation and microcompression

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Original languageEnglish
Article number171904
Journal / PublicationApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The mechanical properties of GaN are examined by microcompression. The Young's modulus and compressive yield stress in microscale are directly measured to be ∼226 and 10 GPa, comparable to the modulus (∼272 GPa) and hardness (15 GPa) measured by nanoindentation. The Raman spectrum measurements and transmission electron microscopy observations reveal that the residual stress in deposited film can be largely released in the form of micropillar. Upon microcompression, the strain energy is basically stored by dislocation and defect accumulation, with minimum residual stress regeneration. The small bending of the c-axis of the GaN micropillar upon compression would affect its optical performance.

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Mechanical response of GaN film and micropillar under nanoindentation and microcompression. / Sung, T. H.; Huang, J. C.; Hsu, J. H. et al.
In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 97, No. 17, 171904, 25.10.2010.

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