Atomic-Scale Characterization of Slip Deformation and Nanometric Machinability of Single-Crystal 6H-SiC

BB Meng and DD Yuan and SL Xu, NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 14, 309 (2019).

DOI: 10.1186/s11671-019-3123-7

As an important third-generation semiconductor material, the micro- deformation and removal mechanism of 6H-SiC at the atomic scale are vital for obtaining ultra-smooth and damage-free surface with atomic steps. Due to the difficulties in directly observing the surface/subsurface of nanomachining region by current experimental means, molecular dynamics method is used to study the atomic-scale details in nanomachining process, such as dislocation slip motion, phase transition, and material separation mechanism. The influence of crystallography-induced anisotropy on the slip deformation and nanometric machinability of 6H-SiC is emphatically investigated. This study contributes significantly to the understanding of micro- deformation and nanomachining process of 6H-SiC.

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