Modelling of HREM and nanodiffraction for dislocation kinks and core reconstruction

C. Koch, John Spence, C. Zorman, M. Mehregany, J. Chung

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Abstract

The ability to directly image individual dislocation kinks opens up many possibilities for the study of kink dynamics by in situ TEM. Unfortunately, this technique is limited by surface roughness. For ceramics, however, high temperature annealing has been found to produce inert and atomically smooth surfaces that even survive ambient pressures. We have prepared such samples of 3C-SiC, in order to image kinks by the forbidden reflections method. Using multislice simulations for 30 and 90° partial dislocations in Si we show that not only the number of kinks along the dislocation core can be determined, but also their structure assuming an aberration corrected TEM. We also show how the recently proposed double period reconstruction along the 90° partial dislocation in Si can easily be verified experimentally using convergent beam electron diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10175-10183
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume12
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2000

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High resolution electron microscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Aberrations
Electron diffraction
Surface roughness
Annealing
transmission electron microscopy
aberration
surface roughness
electron diffraction
ceramics
Temperature
annealing
simulation

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Modelling of HREM and nanodiffraction for dislocation kinks and core reconstruction. / Koch, C.; Spence, John; Zorman, C.; Mehregany, M.; Chung, J.

In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Vol. 12, No. 49, 11.12.2000, p. 10175-10183.

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Koch, C. ; Spence, John ; Zorman, C. ; Mehregany, M. ; Chung, J. / Modelling of HREM and nanodiffraction for dislocation kinks and core reconstruction. In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 2000 ; Vol. 12, No. 49. pp. 10175-10183.
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