Plasticity and decomposition of whiskers on electric-induced deformation

Alexander Pavlovich Rodzevich, L. V. Kuzmina, E. G. Gazenaur, V. I. Krasheninin

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The purpose of the work is to study the influence of weak electric fields (1-10 V/cm) on the micro and macroplasticity of whisker crystals of silver azide. The paper considers the processes occurring in the crystals of silver azide on the indentation in noncontact electric field. One of the processes is the indenter-induced movement of unfixed dislocations, which is the evidence of crystals microplasticity, followed by the accumulation of dislocations at the impediments of different nature. Further, this causes the change in linear dimensions of the crystals and the return to original dimensions, which is the evidence of macroplasticity. After deformation, a greater number of dislocations are formed, which stops the formation of the reaction areas where outgassing is observed. A method for controlling the whiskers stability and reactivity using the microindentation in electric field is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735412606
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014


ConferenceInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014
CountryRussian Federation


  • Deformation
  • Edge dislocation
  • Electric field
  • Plasticity
  • Solid-phase decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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