Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 1469–1477 | Cite as

Deformation behaviour of single crystals of InP in uniaxial compression

  • G. T. Brown
  • B. Cockayne
  • W. R. Macewan


The deformation characteristics of indium phosphide (InP) single crystals under uniaxial compression have been examined as a function of strain rate, temperature and orientation. It has been shown that at temperatures below 0.55Tm (Tm=melting point; 1335 K) the material fractures in a brittle manner whereas at higher temperatures, within the range 0.55 to 0.71Tm, plastic deformation occurs by both slip and deformation twinning; above 0.71Tm, slip alone is the operative deformation mechanism. The observed operative slip systems are of the type {1 1 1} 〈0 1 1〉 which are characteristic of most Group IIIb-Group Vb compounds. Deformation twinning occurs predominantly on {1 1 1} planes but some activity is also observed on planes of the type {3 4 5}.


Polymer Indium Melting Point Brittle Plastic Deformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Brown
    • 1
  • B. Cockayne
    • 1
  • W. R. Macewan
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentMalvernUK

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