High temperature measurement of elastic moduli of (0001) gallium nitride

M.-l. Hicks, J. Tabeart, M. J. Edwards, E. D. Le Boulbar, D. W. E. Allsopp, C. R. Bowen, A. C. E. Dent

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Abstract

This paper aims to review the consistency of existing GaN stiffness data and measure the high temperature elastic moduli of free-standing (0001) GaN. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and impact excitation were used to determine the E33 elastic modulus at room temperature and at temperatures up to 550°C. At room temperature, E33 ranged from 304 GPa to 279 GPa depending on the specific sample and measurement method. Using DMTA and a calibration with silicon, the elastic modulus decreased by 2.17% between 100°C and 500°C, in close agreement with the literature. By testing samples cut at a range of crystal orientations the isotropy of the stiffness in the (0001) plane was confirmed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Volume133
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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    Hicks, M., Tabeart, J., Edwards, M. J., Le Boulbar, E. D., Allsopp, D. W. E., Bowen, C. R., & Dent, A. C. E. (2012). High temperature measurement of elastic moduli of (0001) gallium nitride. Integrated Ferroelectrics, 133(1), 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584587.2012.663309