Elastic softening of zircon by radiation damage

Salje, E. K. H. (2006) Elastic softening of zircon by radiation damage. Applied Physics Letters, 89 (13). p. 131902. DOI https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2348768

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The bulk modulus and the shear modulus of zircon soften by ca. 50% when zircon is amorphized by radiation damage. A theoretical description of the experimental findings is presented which shows that the elastic response on a zircon ceramics with radiation damage follows Hashin-Shtrikman [J. Mech. Phys. Solids 11, 127 (1963)] behavior with very narrow bounds. The elastic response depends, in good approximation, on the square of the volume fraction fa of the amorphized regions. In a slightly coarser approximation one finds an almost linear interpolation of the bulk and the shear modulus between those of the crystalline state and those of the fully amorphous state.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 131902
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP IA52 2006 P
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 89
Page Range: p. 131902
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2348768
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/646

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