• S K Ray

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    • Deformation dynamics at low and ambient temperatures

      P Rodriguez S K Ray

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      The variation of tensile yield stress at a constant strain rate as a function of temperature for well-annealed pure metals show, with increasing temperatures, a rather sharp drop in yield stress (low temperature regime), followed by the intermediate temperature regime where yield stress decreases more slowly (and the ratio of yield stress to shear modulus remains more or less constant), which in turn is followed by the high temperature regime where the yield stress drops again rather sharply. The paper discusses the phenomenological framework for studying deformation dynamics in the low and intermediate temperature regimes. The approach adopted is the well-known state variable approach, where the evolutionary nature of deformation structure is described by one or more structure variables such that the current values of mechanical variables and structure variables together completely define the current state of deformation. A critical analysis of experimental results available suggest that at least for deformation at low strain rates, stress-rate is probably not a state variable of deformation. Thus deformation is most conveniently studied in terms of TASRA (thermally activated strain rate analysis) where the stress, plastic strain rate, temperature and structure are interrelated through a Gibb’s free energy for thermal activation by an Arrhenius equation. The stress-dependence of Gibb’s free energy and its maximum value then form the basis of identifying the rate-controlling obstacles. The need for careful experimentation and systematic analysis is illustrated by the example of low temperature deformation of hard hep metals. Modelling for the evolution of deformation structure is also touched upon.

    • Electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition of silicon dioxide on strained-SiGe films using tetraethylorthosilicate

      L K Bera S K Ray H D Banerjee C K Maiti

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      Silicon dioxide films on strained Si1−xGex have been deposited by electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition technique using tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) at room temperature. The deposition rate as a function of time and substrate temperature has been studied. MOS capacitors fabricated using deposited oxides have been used to characterize the electrical properties of silicon dioxide films. Deposited oxide film shows its suitability for microelectronic applications.

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