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  • 1.
    Aid, Graham
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Ragn-sells, Sweden.
    Kihl, Anders
    Ragn Sells AB.
    Driving forces and inhibitors of secondary stock extraction2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Even though it’s well known to mankind that our common resources are limited and that recycling is a key for a sustainable future; in reality we see few examples of true recycling where virgin raw material is substituted by waste. There are endless number of examples where waste is utilized to some extent without solving the core issue: reducing the need of extracting virgin raw materials. This article analyses some of the driving forces and inhibitors that explains why it’s so difficult establish secondary stock extraction although technology is available. The authors discuss and suggest possible ways for reducing the some of the main barriers.

  • 2.
    Albertini, Gianni
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Scienze dei Materiali e della Terra, Universita, Ancona, Italy.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Manescu, Adrian
    Instituto di Scienze Fisiche, Universita, Ancona, Italy.
    Ponzetti, Araldo
    NUOVA M.A.I.P SpA, Viale Cavalotti n 30, Jesi, Italy.
    Neutron Diffraction Measurement of Residual Stress in a centrifugal Bowl of Duplex Steel2001In: Journal of Neutron Research, ISSN 1023-8166, E-ISSN 1477-2655, Vol. 9, p. 305-312Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Andersen Söderbergh, Kim
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Blästring av trä: Ett materialbibliotek av blästrade och ytbehandladeträytor2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In my thesis I have sand blasted different type of woods - ring-porous and diffuseporous deciduous tree species and conifers - to show different results depending on the species, the direction of the grain and the effects of surface treatment of a blasted surface.

    The results of my tests were sometimes unexpected, such as that the sand from blasting almost completely disappeared, that all wood surfaces after blasting exhibited a much lighter or paler surface than before and that the diffuse-porous tree species showed differences in hardness between the beginning and end of annual rings.

    By creating a library of different kinds of wood and sandblasted surface treatment, I have created a reference bank that I will be able to use me in the manufacturing of interiors, furniture and other objects.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Sensor Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Sensor Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Technology and application opportunities for SiC-FET gas sensors2012In: Solid State Gas Sensors - Industrial Application / [ed] Maximilian Fleischer and Mirko Lehmann, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, p. 189-214Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of SiC-FET gas sensors has proceeded for about fifteen years. The maturity of the SiC material and a deeper understanding of the transduction mechanisms and sensor surface processes behind the sensitivity to a number of target substances have recently allowed the development of market-ready sensors for certain applications. Some examples presented below are a sensor system for domestic boiler control, an ammonia sensor for control of the SCR (selective catalytic reduction) and SNCR (Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction) NOx abatement processes as well as other more or less market-ready applications. In parallel, the basic research continues in order to reach more demanding markets/new applications and also to possibly lower the production costs of the sensors. Therefore, current research and future challenges are also treated, such as the development of new types of conducting ceramics for ohmic contacts to SiC in order to increase the operation temperature beyond the present state of the art.

  • 5.
    Arbring Sjöström, Theresia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jonsson, Amanda
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Stanford University, CA 94305 USA.
    Gabrielsson, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Kergoat, Loig
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Aix Marseille University, France.
    Tybrandt, Klas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Simon, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Cross-Linked Polyelectrolyte for Improved Selectivity and Processability of lontronic Systems2017In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 9, no 36, p. 30247-30252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    On-demand local release of biomolecules enables fine-tuned stimulation for the next generation of neuromodulation therapies. Such chemical stimulation is achievable using iontronic devices based on microfabricated, highly selective ion exchange membranes (IEMs). Current limitations in processability and performance of thin film LEMs hamper future developments of this technology. Here we address this limitation by developing a cationic IEM with excellent processability and ionic selectivity: poly(4-styrenesulfonic acidco-maleic acid) (PSS-co-MA) cross-linked with polyethylene glycol (PEG). This enables new design opportunities and provides enhanced compatibility with in vitro cell studies. PSSA-co-MA/PEG is shown to out-perform the cation selectivity of the previously used iontronic material.

  • 6.
    Armakavicius, Nerijus
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Study of novel electronic materials by mid-infrared and terahertz optical Hall effect2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Development of silicon based electronics have revolutionized our every day life during the last three decades. Nowadays Si based devices operate close to their theoretical limits that is becoming a bottleneck for further progress. In particular, for the growing field of high frequency and high power electronics, Si cannot offer the required properties. Development of materials capable of providing high current densities, carrier mobilities and high breakdown fields is crucial for a progress in state of the art electronics.

    Epitaxial graphene grown on semi-insulating silicon carbide substrates has a high potential to be integrated in the current planar device technologies. High electron mobilities and sheet carrier densities make graphene extremely attractive for high frequency analog applications. One of the remaining challenges is the interaction of epitaxial graphene with the substrate. Typically, much lower free charge carrier mobilities, compared to free standing graphene, and doping, due to charge transfer from the substrate, is reported. Thus, a good understanding of the intrinsic free charge carriers properties and the factors affecting them is very important for further development of epitaxial graphene.

    III-group nitrides have been extensively studied and already have proven their high efficiency as light sources for short wavelengths. High carrier mobilities and breakdown electric fields were demonstrated for III-group nitrides, making them attractive for high frequency and high power applications. Currently, In-rich InGaN alloys and AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility structures are of high interest for the research community due to open fundamental questions.

    Electrical characterization techniques, commonly used for the determination of free charge carrier properties, require good ohmic and Schottky contacts, which in certain cases can be difficult to achieve. Access to electrical properties of buried conductive channels in multilayered structures requires modification of samples and good knowledge of the electrical properties of all electrical contact within the structure. Moreover, the use of electrical contacts to electrically characterize two-dimensional electronic materials, such as graphene, can alter their intrinsic properties. Furthermore, the determination of effective mass parameters commonly employs cyclotron resonance and Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations measurements, which require long scattering times of free charge carriers, high magnetic fields and low temperatures.

    The optical Hall effect is an external magnetic field induced optical anisotropy in  conductive layers due to the motion of the free charge carriers under the influence of the Lorentz force, and is equivalent to the electrical Hall effect at optical frequencies. The optical Hall effect can be measured by generalized ellipsometry and provides a powerful method for the determination of free charge carrier properties in a non-destructive and contactless manner. In principle, a single optical Hall effect measurement can provide quantitative information about free charge carrier types, concentrations, mobilities and effective mass parameters at temperatures ranging from few kelvins to room temperature and above. Further, it was demonstrated that for transparent samples, a backside cavity can be employed to enhance the optical Hall effect.

    Measurement of the optical Hall effect by generalized ellipsometry is an indirect technique requiring subsequent data analysis. Parameterized optical models are fitted to match experimentally measured ellipsometric data by varying physically significant parameters. Analysis of the optical response of samples, containing free charge carriers, employing optical models based on the classical Drude model, which is augmented with an external magnetic field contribution, provide access to the free charge carrier properties.

    The main research results of the graduate studies presented in this licentiate thesis are summarized in the five scientific papers.

    Paper I. Description of the custom-built terahertz frequency-domain spectroscopic ellipsometer at Linköping University. The terahertz ellipsometer capabilities are demonstrated by an accurate determination of the isotropic and anisotropic refractive indices of silicon and m-plane sapphire, respectively. Further, terahertz optical Hall effect measurements of an AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility structures were employed to extract the two-dimensional electron gas sheet density, mobility and effective mass parameters. Last, in-situ optical Hall effect measurement on epitaxial graphene in a gas cell with controllable environment, were used to study the effects of environmental doping on the mobility and carrier concentration.

    Paper II. Presents terahertz cavity-enhanced optical Hall measurements of the monolayer and multilayer epitaxial graphene on semi-insulating 4H-SiC (0001) substrates. The data analysis revealed p-type doping for monolayer graphene with a carrier density in the low 1012 cm−2 range and a carrier mobility of 1550 cm2/V·s. For the multilayer epitaxial graphene, n-type doping with a carrier density in the low 1013 cm−2 range, a mobility of 470 cm2/V·s and an effective mass of (0.14 ± 0.03) m0 were extracted. The measurements demonstrate that cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect measurements can be applied to study electronic properties of two-dimensional materials.

    Paper III. Terahertz cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect measurements are employed to study anisotropic transport in as-grown monolayer, quasi free-standing monolayer and quasi free-standing bilayer epitaxial graphene on semi-insulating 4H-SiC (0001) substrates. The data analysis revealed a strong anisotropy in the carrier mobilities of the quasi freestanding bilayer graphene. The anisotropy is demonstrated to be induced by carriers scattering at the step edges of the SiC, by showing that the mobility is higher along the step than across them. The scattering mechanism is discussed based on the results of the optical Hall effect, low-energy electron microscopy, low-energy electron diffraction and Raman measurements.

    Paper IV. Mid-infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry and mid-infrared optical Hall effect measurements are employed to determine the electron effective mass in an In0.33Ga0.67N epitaxial layer. The data analysis reveals slightly anisotropic effective mass and carrier mobility parameters together with the optical phonon frequencies and broadenings.

    Paper V. Terahertz cavity-enhanced optical Hall measurements are employed to study the free charge carrier properties in a set of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility structures with modified interfaces. The results show that the interface structure has a significant effect on the free charge carrier mobility and that the sample with a sharp interface between an AlGaN barrier and a GaN buffer layers exhibits a record mobility of 2332±73 cm2/V·s. The determined effective mass parameters showed an increase compared to the GaN value, that is attributed the the penetration of the electron wavefunction into the AlGaN barrier layer.

    List of papers
    1. Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect in epitaxial graphene detected at terahertz frequencies
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect in epitaxial graphene detected at terahertz frequencies
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    2017 (English)In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 421, p. 357-360Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect at terahertz (THz) frequencies is employed to determine the free charge carrier properties in epitaxial graphene (EG) with different number of layers grown by high-temperature sublimation on 4H-SiC(0001). We find that one monolayer (ML) EG possesses p-type conductivity with a free hole concentration in the low 1012 cmᅵᅵᅵ2 range and a free hole mobility parameter as high as 1550 cm2/Vs. We also find that 6 ML EG shows n-type doping behavior with a much lower free electron mobility parameter of 470 cm2/Vs and an order of magnitude higher free electron density in the low 1013 cmᅵᅵᅵ2 range. The observed differences are discussed. The cavity-enhanced THz optical Hall effect is demonstrated to be an excellent tool for contactless access to the type of free charge carriers and their properties in two-dimensional materials such as EG.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2017
    Keywords
    THz optical Hall effect, Epitaxial graphene, Free charge carrier properties
    National Category
    Physical Sciences Condensed Matter Physics Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics Ceramics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132407 (URN)10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.10.023 (DOI)000408756700015 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council (VR) [2013-5580]; Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) under the VINNMER international qualification program [2011-03486, 2014-04712]; Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF) [FFL12-0181, RIF14-055]

    Available from: 2016-11-09 Created: 2016-11-09 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
    2. Properties of two-dimensional electron gas in AlGaN/GaN HEMT structures determined by cavity-enhanced THz optical Hall effect
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    2016 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi C-Current Topics in Solid State Physics, Vol 13 No 5-6, Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016, Vol. 13, no 5-6, p. 369-373Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we employ terahertz (THz) ellipsometry to determine two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) density, mobility and effective mass in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor structures grown on 4H-SiC substrates. The effect of the GaN interface exposure to low-flow-rate trimethylaluminum (TMA) on the 2DEG properties is studied. The 2DEG effective mass and sheet density are determined tobe in the range of 0.30-0.32m0 and 4.3-5.5×1012 cm–2, respectively. The 2DEG effective mass parameters are found to be higher than the bulk effective mass of GaN, which is discussed in view of 2DEG confinement. It is shown that exposure to TMA flow improves the 2DEG mobility from 2000 cm2/Vs to values above 2200 cm2/Vs. A record mobility of 2332±61 cm2/Vs is determined for the sample with GaN interface exposed to TMA for 30 s. This improvement in mobility is suggested to be due to AlGaN/GaN interface sharpening causing the reduction of interface roughness scattering of electrons in the 2DEG.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016
    Series
    Physica Status Solidi C-Current Topics in Solid State Physics, ISSN 1862-6351
    Keywords
    AlGaN/GaN HEMTs, THz ellipsometry, 2DEG properties, THz optical Hall effect
    National Category
    Condensed Matter Physics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-133135 (URN)10.1002/pssc.201510214 (DOI)000387957200045 ()
    Conference
    11th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS), Beijing, China, August 30-September 4. 2015
    Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-09 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
  • 7.
    Arvidsson, Emma
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Ekblad, Emma
    Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Framtagning av krypmodell för termomekanisk FE-analys av grenrör2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Grenrören i en motor utsätts för stora termiska och mekaniska belastningar, vilka gör att grenrören ofta spricker. Idag kan inte sprickbildningen fullständigt uttydas ur beräkningarna, syftet med arbetet är därför att se om dessa kan förbättras genom att använda en mer avancerad krypmodell än den som används idag.

    Ett förslag till krypmodell har tagits genom att studera ett antal i litteraturen funna modeller. De som valts ut är modeller enligt Norton, Bailey-Norton, Marin-Pao, Picket och Findley. Parametrarna i de olika modellerna har bestämts genom kurvanpassning av enaxliga prov på de aktuella grenrörsmaterialen. Resultaten visar att modellerna enligt Marin-Pao, Picket och Findley alla kan beskriva mätkurvorna nästan exakt. Problem uppstår dock med att man får parametrar som beror av både spänning och temperatur. Av dessa tre modeller anses Marin-Pao vara den bästa, då det är den av de tre som har minst antal parametrar. Utvärderingen ger vidare att Norton är den modell som är enklast, och beaktat över alla prover, den vars resultat bäst ansluter sig till mätdata. Valet görs att gå vidare med både Marin-Paos och Nortons modell.

    De två aktuella modellerna har lagts in som subrutiner till FE-programmet ABAQUS. Tester av modellerna görs först på ett litet kubiskt element och sedan på hela grenröret. Jämförelser görs mellan Norton, Marin-Pao och den modell som används idag – ”Two-layer viscoplasticity model”. Såväl Marin-Paos modell som Nortons beskriver verkligheten bättre än den idag använda modellen och av de båda är Nortons modell den som mest tillfredställande speglar verkligheten. Det är dessutom den modell som är mest stabil och beräkningsmässigt effektivast. Som en rekommendation inför fortsatt arbete föreslås därför användning av Nortons modell, samt ett utökat antal krypprover.

  • 8.
    Aziz, Shazed
    et al.
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Suraya, A. R.
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Group, Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Rahmanian, S.
    Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Group, Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Salleh, M.A. Mohd
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Group, Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Effect of fibre coating and geometry on the tensile properties of hybrid carbon nanotube coated carbon fibre reinforced composite2014In: Materials & Design, ISSN 0261-3069, Vol. 54, p. 660-669Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hierarchically structured hybrid composites are ideal engineered materials to carry loads and stresses due to their high in-plane specific mechanical properties. Growing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the surface of high performance carbon fibres (CFs) provides a means to tailor the mechanical properties of the fibre–resin interface of a composite. The growth of CNT on CF was conducted via floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The mechanical properties of the resultant fibres, carbon nanotube (CNT) density and alignment morphology were shown to depend on the CNT growth temperature, growth time, carrier gas flow rate, catalyst amount, and atmospheric conditions within the CVD chamber. Carbon nanotube coated carbon fibre reinforced polypropylene (CNT-CF/PP) composites were fabricated and characterized. A combination of Halpin–Tsai equations, Voigt–Reuss model, rule of mixture and Krenchel approach were used in hierarchy to predict the mechanical properties of randomly oriented short fibre reinforced composite. A fractographic analysis was carried out in which the fibre orientation distribution has been analyzed on the composite fracture surfaces with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and image processing software. Finally, the discrepancies between the predicted and experimental values are explained.

  • 9.
    Bai, Sai
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Univ Oxford, England.
    Sakai, Nobuya
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Zhang, Wei
    Univ Oxford, England; Univ Lincoln, England.
    Wang, Zhiping
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Wang, Jacob T.-W.
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Univ Oxford, England.
    Snaith, Henry J.
    Univ Oxford, England.
    Reproducible Planar Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on One-Step Solution-Processed Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites2017In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 462-473Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Metal halide perovskites have been demonstrated as one of the most promising materials for low-cost and high-performance photovoltaic applications. However, due to the susceptible crystallization process of perovskite films on planar substrates and the high sensitivity of the physical and optoelectronic nature of the internal interfaces within the devices, researchers in different laboratories still experience poor reproducibility in fabricating efficient perovskite solar cells with planar heterojunction device structures. In this method paper, we present detailed information on the reagents, equipment, and procedures for the fabrication of planar perovskite solar cells in both "regular" n-i-p and "inverted" p-i-n architectures based on one-step solution-processed methylammonium lead triiodide (MAPbI(3)) perovskite films. We discuss key parameters affecting the crystallization of perovskite and the device interfaces. This method paper will provide a guideline for the reproducible fabrication of planar heterojunction solar cells based on MAPbI3 perovskite films. We believe that the shared experience on MA-based perovskite films and planar solar cells will be also useful for the optimization process of perovskites with varied compositions, and other emerging perovskite-based optoelectronic devices.

  • 10.
    Balachandramurthi, Arun Ramanathan
    et al.
    Univ West, Sweden.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Univ West, Sweden.
    Dixit, Nikhil
    Univ West, Sweden.
    Pederson, Robert
    Univ West, Sweden.
    Influence of defects and as-built surface roughness on fatigue properties of additively manufactured Alloy 7182018In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 735, p. 463-474Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electron beam melting (EBM) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are powder bed based additive manufacturing (AM) processes. These, relatively new, processes offer advantages such as near net shaping, manufacturing complex geometries with a design space that was previously not accessible with conventional manufacturing processes, part consolidation to reduce number of assemblies, shorter time to market etc. The aerospace and gas turbine industries have shown interest in the EBM and the SLM processes to enable topology-optimized designs, parts with lattice structures and part consolidation. However, to realize such advantages, factors affecting the mechanical properties must be well understood - especially the fatigue properties. In the context of fatigue performance, apart from the effect of different phases in the material, the effect of defects in terms of both the amount and distribution and the effect of "rough" as-built surface must be studied in detail. Fatigue properties of Alloy 718, a Ni-Fe based superalloy widely used in the aerospace engines is investigated in this study. Four point bending fatigue tests have been performed at 20 Hz in room temperature at different stress ranges to compare the performance of the EBM and the SLM material to the wrought material. The experiment aims to assess the differences in fatigue properties between the two powder bed AM processes as well as assess the effect of two post-treatment methods namely - machining and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Fractography and metallography have been performed to explain the observed properties. Both HIPing and machining improve the fatigue performance; however, a large scatter is observed for machined specimens. Fatigue properties of SLM material approach that of wrought material while in EBM material defects severely affect the fatigue life.

  • 11.
    Bergström, Alexander
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Träkärnor i alpina skidor: ett examensarbete kring olika träslag och dess egenskaper som träkärna i alpina skidor.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this work is to produce the most optimal wood core with the desired requirements in an all-mountain ski using Scandinavian wood. The study is descriptive and quantitative as it aims to measure the rate of change under the influence of wood species. In order to collect data for my research questions, tests have been carried out which generate data collection. A preliminary investigation was done with interviews to obtain a more detailed basis for constructing the method I would use in the final work. The results of the study showed that the wood type beech had the best results in terms of flexural strength. Ash had the best results when it came to tests on torsional rigidity. The down side of these woods is that they are too heavy. The lightest wood species of those involved in the tests was poplar. Therefore, I have chosen to combine species in the final wood core. Two different suggestions have been developed. One with a combination of beech and poplar, the other one with ash and poplar. The first provides a relatively light ski with good flexural strength. The second produced a light ski with good torsional rigidity. These two wood cores will be used in the construction of my skis and tested on the mountain.

  • 12.
    Bernard, Christophe
    et al.
    Aix Marseille Université, INS, Marseille, France; Inserm, UMR_S 1106, Marseille, France.
    Simon, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Malliaras, George G
    Department of Bioelectronics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, CMP-EMSE, MOC, Gardanne, France.
    Organic Bioelectronics for Interfacing with the Brain2016In: The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors: Volume 2: Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Applications / [ed] Seth R Marder, Jean-Luc Bredas, World Scientific, 2016, p. 345-368Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding how the brain works represents probably the most important fundamental endeavor of humankind and holds the key for the development of new technologies that can help improve the lives of people suffering from neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Over the past decade, the use of organic electronic devices to interface with the biological world has received a great deal of attention and bloomed into a field now called “organic bioelectronics”. One of the key differences of organic from traditional electronic materials is their capacity to exchange ions with electrolytes. We discuss how this property can be leveraged to design new types of devices that interface with the brain.Read 

  • 13.
    Blomstedt, Mats
    et al.
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång.
    Lindgren, Håkan
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång.
    Olausson, Hans-Lennart
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Innovative starting procedure of Siemens SGT-600 in cold climate conditions2011In: ASME 2011 Turbo Expo:Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition: Volume 4: Cycle Innovations; Fans and Blowers; Industrial and Cogeneration; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Marine; Oil and Gas Applications, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) , 2011, Vol. 4, p. 1021-1026Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A start-up of a gas turbine means that stress and forces are put on the machine. A start-up in cold climate conditions means that the forces are more critical since the material in the machine becomes more brittle. At a certain temperature the material is utilized to its limits (with appropriate margins applied) and for the SGT-600 ambient temperatures below -30°C (-22°F) become critical. In earlier installations in an arctic climate, an electric pre- heater has been utilized to prevent the critical components from becoming too brittle. This additional hardware costs money, is consuming auxiliary power and may contribute to unavailability. Another way to solve this issue may be to install material that is less brittle, but this will also increase the cost of the installation. Siemens is now applying an improved control logic during start-up, solving this issue in the software, without any additional hardware and avoiding unnecessary material changes. This new innovative start-up procedure is performing an automatic check of the stress levels before loading the machine, resulting in a safe and reliable start at temperatures below -30°C (-22°F). 

  • 14.
    Bouhafs, Chamseddine
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Structural and Electronic Properties of Graphene on 4H- and 3C-SiC2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Graphene is a one-atom-tick carbon layer arranged in a honeycomb lattice. Graphene was first experimentally demonstrated by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov in 2004 using mechanical exfoliation of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (exfoliated graphene flakes), for which they received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Exfoliated graphene flakes show outstanding electronic properties, e.g., very high free charge carrier mobility parameters and ballistic transport at room temperature. This makes graphene a suitable material for next generation radio-frequency and terahertz electronic devices. Such applications require fabrication methods of large-area graphene compatible with electronic industry. Graphene grown by sublimation on silicon carbide (SiC) offers a viable route towards production of large-area, electronic-grade material on semi-insulating substrate without the need of transfer. Despite the intense investigations in the field, uniform wafer-scale graphene with very high-quality that matches the properties of exfoliated graphene has not been achieved yet. The key point is to identify and control how the substrate affects graphene uniformity, thickness, layer stacking, structural and electronic properties. Of particular interest is to understand the effects of SiC surface polarity and polytype on graphene properties in order to achieve large-area material with tailored properties for electronic applications. The main objectives of this thesis are to address these issues by investigating the structural and electronic properties of epitaxial graphene grown on 4HSiC and 3C-SiC substrates with different surface polarities. The first part of the thesis includes a general description of the properties of graphene, bilayer graphene and graphite. Then, the properties of epitaxial graphene on SiC by sublimation are detailed. The experimental techniques used to characterize graphene are described. A summary of all papers and contribution to the field is presented at the end of Part I. Part II consists of seven papers.

    List of papers
    1. Structural properties and dielectric function of graphene grown by high-temperature sublimation on 4H-SiC(000-1)
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Structural properties and dielectric function of graphene grown by high-temperature sublimation on 4H-SiC(000-1)
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    2015 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 117, no 8, p. 085701-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding and controlling growth of graphene on the carbon face (C-face) of SiC presents a significant challenge. In this work, we study the structural, vibrational, and dielectric function properties of graphene grown on the C-face of 4H-SiC by high-temperature sublimation in an argon atmosphere. The effect of growth temperature on the graphene number of layers and crystallite size is investigated and discussed in relation to graphene coverage and thickness homogeneity. An amorphous carbon layer at the interface between SiC and the graphene is identified, and its evolution with growth temperature is established. Atomic force microscopy, micro-Raman scattering spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and high-resolution cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy are combined to determine and correlate thickness, stacking order, dielectric function, and interface properties of graphene. The role of surface defects and growth temperature on the graphene growth mechanism and stacking is discussed, and a conclusion about the critical factors to achieve decoupled graphene layers is drawn. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015
    National Category
    Condensed Matter Physics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117253 (URN)10.1063/1.4908216 (DOI)000351132500070 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Marie Curie actions [264613-NetFISiC]; Swedish Research Council (VR) [2011-4447, 2013-5580]; Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) under the VINNMER international qualification program [2011-03486]; Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF) [FFL12-0181]; FP7 EU project Nano-Rf [FP7-ICT-2011-8]; French ANR under the Grafonics Project [ANR-10-NANO-0004]; European Union Seventh Framework Programme under Graphene Flagship [604391]; Knut and Alice Wallenbergs foundation

    Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-21 Last updated: 2017-12-04
    2. Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect in epitaxial graphene detected at terahertz frequencies
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect in epitaxial graphene detected at terahertz frequencies
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    2017 (English)In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 421, p. 357-360Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Cavity-enhanced optical Hall effect at terahertz (THz) frequencies is employed to determine the free charge carrier properties in epitaxial graphene (EG) with different number of layers grown by high-temperature sublimation on 4H-SiC(0001). We find that one monolayer (ML) EG possesses p-type conductivity with a free hole concentration in the low 1012 cmᅵᅵᅵ2 range and a free hole mobility parameter as high as 1550 cm2/Vs. We also find that 6 ML EG shows n-type doping behavior with a much lower free electron mobility parameter of 470 cm2/Vs and an order of magnitude higher free electron density in the low 1013 cmᅵᅵᅵ2 range. The observed differences are discussed. The cavity-enhanced THz optical Hall effect is demonstrated to be an excellent tool for contactless access to the type of free charge carriers and their properties in two-dimensional materials such as EG.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2017
    Keywords
    THz optical Hall effect, Epitaxial graphene, Free charge carrier properties
    National Category
    Physical Sciences Condensed Matter Physics Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics Ceramics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132407 (URN)10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.10.023 (DOI)000408756700015 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council (VR) [2013-5580]; Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) under the VINNMER international qualification program [2011-03486, 2014-04712]; Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF) [FFL12-0181, RIF14-055]

    Available from: 2016-11-09 Created: 2016-11-09 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
  • 15.
    Broitman, Esteban
    et al.
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Latorre, Daniel
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Sendra, Claudia
    University of Buenos Aires.
    Zimmerman, Rosa
    University of Buenos Aires.
    Thin Film Humidity Sensors (Sensores de Humedad de Película Delgada)1991In: Anales AFA, ISSN 1850-1158, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 277-279Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper the construction and characterization of a humidity sensor with an alumina thin film responsive element is described. The capacitive sensor, made by thin film technology, consists of a dielectric layer of Al2O3 film deposited between metal electrodes.

  • 16.
    Calamba, Katherine
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanostructured Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. University of Lorraine, France.
    Schramm, Isabella
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanostructured Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Saarland University, Germany.
    Johansson Jöesaar, Mats P.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanostructured Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. SECO Tools AB, Sweden.
    Ghanbaja, J.
    University of Lorraine, France.
    Pierson, J. F.
    University of Lorraine, France.
    Mucklich, F.
    Saarland University, Germany.
    Odén, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanostructured Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Enhanced thermal stability and mechanical properties of nitrogen deficient titanium aluminum nitride (Ti0.54Al0.46Ny) thin films by tuning the applied negative bias voltage2017In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 122, no 6, article id 065301Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aspects on the phase stability and mechanical properties of nitrogen deficient (Ti0.54Al0.46)N-y alloys were investigated. Solid solution alloys of (Ti,Al)N were grown by cathodic arc deposition. The kinetic energy of the impinging ions was altered by varying the substrate bias voltage from -30V to -80 V. Films deposited with a high bias value of -80V showed larger lattice parameter, finer columnar structure, and higher compressive residual stress resulting in higher hardness than films biased at -30V when comparing their as-deposited states. At elevated temperatures, the presence of nitrogen vacancies and point defects (anti-sites and self-interstitials generated by the ion-bombardment during coating deposition) in (Ti0.54Al0.46)N-0.87 influence the driving force for phase separation. Highly biased nitrogen deficient films have point defects with higher stability during annealing, which cause a delay of the release of the stored lattice strain energy and then accelerates the decomposition tendencies to thermodynamically stable c-TiN and w-AlN. Low biased nitrogen deficient films have retarded phase transformation to w-AlN, which results in the prolongment of age hardening effect up to 1100 degrees C, i.e., the highest reported temperature for Ti-Al-N material system. Our study points out the role of vacancies and point defects in engineering thin films with enhanced thermal stability and mechanical properties for high temperature hard coating applications. Published by AIP Publishing.

  • 17.
    Carlsson, Karin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
    A Study of Failure Development in Thick Thermal Barrier Coatings2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are used for reduction of component temperatures in gas turbines. The service temperature for turbines can be as high as 1100ºC and the components are exposed to thermal cycling and gases that will cause the component to oxidize and corrode. The coatings are designed to protect the substrate material from this, but eventually it will lead to failure of the TBC. It is important to have knowledge about when this failure is expected, since it is detrimental for the gas turbine.

    The scope of this thesis has been to see if an existing life model for thin TBC also is valid for thick TBC. In order to do so, a thermal cycling fatigue test, a tensile test and finite element calculation have been performed. The thermal cycling fatigue test and finite element calculation were done to find correlations between the damage due to thermal cycling, the number of thermal cycles and the energy release rate. The tensile test was preformed to find the amount accumulated strain until damage.

    The thermal cycling lead to failure of the TBC at the bond coat/top coat interface. The measurment of damage, porosity and thickness of thermally grown oxide were unsatisfying due to problems with the specimen preparation. However, a tendency for the damage development were seen. The finite element calculations gave values for the energy release rate the stress intensity factors in mode~I and mode~II that can be used in the life model. The tensile test showed that the failure mechanism is dependent of the coating thickness and it gave a rough value of the maximum strain acceptable.

  • 18.
    Chai, G.
    et al.
    R and D Centre, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Lillbacka, R.
    FS Dynamics, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Micro heterogeneous deformation and strain localization behavior in austenitic ferritic duplex stainless steels2011In: Advances in heterogeneous material mechanics 2011: proceedings of the Third International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, Destech Publications , 2011, p. 186-193Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper provides a review on the recent work done on the micro heterogeneous deformation and strain localization behavior in austenitic ferritic duplex stainless steels studied using TEM, SEM and in-situ X-ray diffractometer and neutron diffractometer and the simulation using multi-scale material modelling. The results from both studies show that the difference in the elasto-plastic properties of the austenite and ferrite phases has caused different amounts of plastic deformations occurring in these two phases, and consequently different static and cyclic stress strain behaviours and substructures. From the simulations it is found that the coupling effect plays a key role in producing the changes in the cyclic stress-strain behaviour and also on the substructure evolution. TEM investigation also shows that the dislocation slipping behaviour and substructures strongly depend on the elasto-plastic properties of the individual phases and also on the coupling effect. The study indicates that the material damage and crack initiation in a two phase metal start mainly in the weakest phase if the deformation hardening is considered.

  • 19.
    Chai, Guocai
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Forsman, Tomas
    R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Gustavsson, Fredrik
    R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Microscopic and Nanoscopic Study on Subsurface Damage and Fatigue Crack Initiation During Very High Cycle Fatigue2016In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 83, no 2, p. 288-292Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    “Fish eye” is a typical phenomenon of fatigue crack initiation at a subsurface defect such as inclusion during very high cycle fatigue. The formation of a fine grained area and micro-debonding is believed to cause fatigue crack initiation. This paper provides a basic study on the formation of the fine grained area in a martensitic stainless steel during very high cycle fatigue using scanning electron microscopy, SEM, focused ion beam technique, FIB, electron backscatter diffraction, EBSD, and electron channeling contrast imaging, ECCI. The results show that the formation of a fine grained zone is a local behavior. The fine grained zone is very near the fatigue crack initiation origin. In the transversal direction (cross section), the depth of the fine grained zone is only few micrometers. In the longitudinal direction (crack propagation direction), the depth of the fine grain zone is about one micrometer. ECCI analysis shows that in the fine grained area with high retained strain, high plastic deformation can be found. Dislocation slip bands can be observed. They interact with grain boundaries and cause the formation of damage due to impingement cracking. The results indicate that occurrence of plastic deformation in metallic material during very high cycle fatigue is very localized, mainly near the front of the crack tip or a defect.

  • 20.
    Chai, Guocai
    et al.
    Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Slamecka, Karel
    Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    In Situ SEM(EBSD analysis of fatigue crack propagation behavior of a super duplex stainless steel2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Chason, E.
    et al.
    Brown University, USA.
    Karlson, M.
    Brown University, USA.
    Colin, J. J.
    University of Poitiers, France.
    Magnfält, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sarakinos, Kostas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanoscale engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abadias, G.
    University of Poitiers, France.
    A kinetic model for stress generation in thin films grown from energetic vapor fluxes2016In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 119, no 14, article id 145307Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have developed a kinetic model for residual stress generation in thin films grown from energetic vapor fluxes, encountered, e.g., during sputter deposition. The new analytical model considers sub-surface point defects created by atomic peening, along with processes treated in already existing stress models for non-energetic deposition, i.e., thermally activated diffusion processes at the surface and the grain boundary. According to the new model, ballistically induced subsurface defects can get incorporated as excess atoms at the grain boundary, remain trapped in the bulk, or annihilate at the free surface, resulting in a complex dependence of the steady-state stress on the grain size, the growth rate, as well as the energetics of the incoming particle flux. We compare calculations from the model with in situ stress measurements performed on a series of Mo films sputter-deposited at different conditions and having different grain sizes. The model is able to reproduce the observed increase of compressive stress with increasing growth rate, behavior that is the opposite of what is typically seen under non-energetic growth conditions. On a grander scale, this study is a step towards obtaining a comprehensive understanding of stress generation and evolution in vapor deposited polycrystalline thin films. Published by AIP Publishing.

  • 22.
    Chen, Hsin-Yu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials.
    Selective Area Growth of AlGaN pyramid with GaN Multiple Quantum Wells2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

      Since Shuji Nakamura, Hiroshi Amano, and Isamu Akasaki won the 2014 Nobel prize in Physics owing to theircontributions on the invention of efficient blue GaN light emitting diodes, GaN became an even more appealingmaterial system in the research field of optoelectronics. On the other hand, quantum structures or low-dimensionalstructures with properties derived from quantum physics demonstrate superior and unique electrical and opticalproperties, providing a significant potential on novel optoelectronic applications based on the employment of quantumconfinement.

      In 2012, our research team at Linköping University utilized pyramid templates, which is an established approach toform quantum structures, to successfully grow GaN pyramids with InGaN hybrid quantum structures, includingquantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots. This growth enabled site-controlled pyramids based on selectivearea growth (SAG). After numerous studies on the photoluminescence properties, the mature and controlled growthtechnique was proposed to be adapted for fabrication of AlGaN pyramids on which GaN hybrid quantum structurescan be hosted.

      This thesis is dedicated to the subsequent problems of the growth of AlGaN pyramids. It was found that there wasan undesired deposition of a considerable thickness on top the desired AlGaN pyramid with GaN multiple quantumwells. In this thesis, two different directions are explored to find the key solution with a potential of furtheroptimization. On one hand, the growth parameters such as precursors cut-off, carrier gas during cooling, temperatureholding, cooling pressure, III/V ratio, and the possible effect of GaN surfaces are investigated. However, due to theactual inherent properties of the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition reactor used, no promising parameter tuningcan been identified. On the other hand, from post-growth point of view, a KOH aqueous etching solution exhibits apositive result toward removing the undesired deposition. This etching process is suggested to be further optimized toachieve the final goal of eliminating the undesired deposition.

  • 23.
    Chen, Zhe
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Surface Integrity and Fatigue Performance of Nickel-based Superalloys2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Due to global warming, the demand for more efficient gas turbines has increased. A way to achieve this, is by increasing the operating temperature of the gas turbine. Therefore, nickel-based superalloys have been developed to withstand these extreme temperatures and loads, especially in the hot sections. Today, the way of operating land-based gas turbines is changing. Instead of running for long periods of time, the operation is becoming more flexible, with ever-increasing cyclic loads and number of start and stop cycles. To handle the increased stress and cycles, component resistance to fatigue failures need to be improved.

    Surface integrity is critical to fatigue performance, since fatigue cracks normally initiate at a surface. Machining changes the surface integrity which can result in worse fatigue resistance. The work presented in this Ph.D. thesis was conducted in collaboration with Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB in Finspång, Sweden. Surface integrity changes which are induced during machining and their effects on fatigue performance have been studied on the alloy Inconel 718. Inconel 718 is a widely-used nickel-based superalloy for high temperature applications in modern gas turbines.

    Broaching, milling, and wire electrical discharge machining, related to component manufacturing in turbo machinery industries, were included in this study. Machining induced surface defects provide preferential sites for fatigue crack initiation which influence the fatigue performance of the alloy. If compressive residual stresses are induced during machining, they benefit the fatigue life by retarding fatigue crack initiation away from surface regions. Shot peening was performed on machined Inconel 718, by which high compressive residual stresses are deliberately induced. It results in enhanced fatigue performance.

    The high temperatures in gas turbines generally deteriorate the surface integrity. Recrystallization often occurs in the highly deformed surface layer. Microstructural degradation, in the form of α-Cr precipitates, have also been frequently observed in the deformed surface and sub-surface microstructure. Oxidation at elevated temperatures degrades the surface integrity and thereby also the fatigue performance. Fatigue cracks are preferably initiated at oxidized surface carbides, if thermal exposure has been made prior to the test. It is even worse when high temperatures relax the beneficial surface compression induced by shot-peening and thereby lowering the fatigue resistance.

    Machinability of a newly developed nickel-based superalloy, AD 730TM, and the surface integrity induced during turning have also been studied in this thesis project. AD 730TM is a candidate for turbine disc applications with an operating temperature above 650 °C. At such high temperatures, Inconel 718 is no longer stable and its mechanical properties start to degrade.

    To summarize, the results from this thesis work show the importance of understanding surface integrity effects for fatigue applications, especially in harsh environments. Moreover, the knowledge gained through this work could be used for surface enhancement of turbine components which are subjected to a high risk of fatigue failure. These will contribute to more efficient and flexible power generation by gas turbines.

    List of papers
    1. Surface Integrity and Structural Stability of Broached Inconel 718 at High Temperatures
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Surface Integrity and Structural Stability of Broached Inconel 718 at High Temperatures
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    2016 (English)In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 47A, no 7, p. 3664-3676Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The current study focused on the surface integrity issues associated with broaching of Inconel 718 and the structural stability of the broached specimen at high temperatures, mainly involving the microstructural changes and residual stress relaxation. The broaching operation was performed using similar cutting conditions as that used in turbo machinery industries for machining fir-tree root fixings on turbine disks. Thermal exposure was conducted at 723 K, 823 K, and 923 K (450 A degrees C, 550 A degrees C, and 650 A degrees C) for 30, 300, and 3000 hours, respectively. Surface cavities and debris dragging, sub-surface cracks, high intensity of plastic deformation, as well as the generation of tensile residual stresses were identified to be the main issues in surface integrity for the broached Inconel 718. When a subsequent heating was applied, surface recrystallization and alpha-Cr precipitation occurred beneath the broached surface depending on the applied temperature and exposure time. The plastic deformation induced by the broaching is responsible for these microstructural changes. The surface tension was completely relaxed in a short time at the temperature where surface recrystallization occurred. The tensile layer on the sub-surface, however, exhibited a much higher resistance to the stress relief annealing. Oxidation is inevitable at high temperatures. The study found that the surface recrystallization could promote the local Cr diffusion on the broached surface.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Springer, 2016
    Keywords
    Structural integrity, Broaching, Inconel 718, Plastic deformation, Residual stresses, Thermal exposure, Superalloy
    National Category
    Materials Engineering Other Materials Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111056 (URN)10.1007/s11661-016-3515-6 (DOI)000377434700041 ()
    Funder
    Linköpings universitet, 2009-00971
    Note

    The original title of this article when published in manuscript form was Structural integrity of broached Inconel 718 subjected to thermal exposure.

    Available from: 2014-10-06 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved
    2. On the Conjoint Influence of Broaching and Heat Treatment on Bending Fatigue Behavior of Inconel 718
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Conjoint Influence of Broaching and Heat Treatment on Bending Fatigue Behavior of Inconel 718
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    2016 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 671, p. 158-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the conjoint effect of a broaching operation, similar to that used for machining fir-tree slots on turbine discs, and subsequent heat treatments at 550 °C and 650 °C on the fatigue performance and corresponding crack initiation behavior of forged Inconel 718 has been investigated. Four-point bending fatigue tests were conducted under load control on specimens of two groups, i.e. a polished group and a broached group, with totally six different surface conditions. Compared to the as-polished specimens, a beneficial effect of the broaching operation was found on the fatigue life due to the high compressive residual stresses on the broached surface which transfer the fatigue crack initiation from surface to sub-surface regions. Introducing a heat treatment generally deteriorated the fatigue performance of the alloy because of the oxidation assisted crack initiation, while the reduction in fatigue life was found to be more remarkable for the broached specimens, in particular when heat treated at 650 °C, as the thermal impact also led to a great relaxation of the compressive residual stresses; the combined effect, together with the substantial anomalies created by broaching on the surface, such as cracked carbides and machining grooves, caused an increased propensity to surface cracking in fatigue and consequently a loss of the lifetime. Furthermore, it was found that the occurrence of surface recrystallization at elevated temperatures in machined Inconel 718 could lead to intergranular oxidation, creating micro-notches as preferable sites for the fatigue crack initiation.

    Keywords
    Broaching, Inconel 718, Surface integrity, thermal impact, Fatigue, Crack initiation
    National Category
    Other Materials Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129843 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2016.06.030 (DOI)000381165400016 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: Faculty grant SFO-MAT-LiU at Linkoping University [2009-00971]; Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB

    Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2017-11-28
    3. Nano-scale characterization of white layer in broached Inconel 718
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nano-scale characterization of white layer in broached Inconel 718
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    2017 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 684, p. 373-384Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [sv]

    The formation mechanism of white layers during broaching and their mechanical properties are not well investigated and understood to date. In the present study, multiple advanced characterization techniques with nano-scale resolution, including transmission electron microscopy (TEM), transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD), atom probe tomography (APT) as well as nano-indentation, have been used to systematically examine the microstructural evolution and corresponding mechanical properties of a surface white layer formed when broaching the nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718.

    TEM observations showed that the broached white layer consists of nano-sized grains, mostly in the range of 20–50 nm. The crystallographic texture detected by TKD further revealed that the refined microstructure is primarily caused by strong shear deformation. Co-located Al-rich and Nb-rich fine clusters have been identified by APT, which are most likely to be γ′ and γ′′ clusters in a form of co-precipitates, where the clusters showed elongated and aligned appearance associated with the severe shearing history. The microstructural characteristics and crystallography of the broached white layer suggest that it was essentially formed by adiabatic shear localization in which the dominant metallurgical process is rotational dynamic recrystallization based on mechanically-driven subgrain rotations. The grain refinement within the white layer led to an increase of the surface nano-hardness by 14% and a reduction in elastic modulus by nearly 10% compared to that of the bulk material. This is primarily due to the greatly increased volume fraction of grain boundaries, when the grain size was reduced down to the nanoscale.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017
    Keywords
    Surface integrity; White layer; Broaching; Inconel 718; Adiabatic shear band; Mechanically-based subgrain rotation
    National Category
    Materials Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Other Materials Engineering Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology Condensed Matter Physics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134123 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2016.12.045 (DOI)000393938300045 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: AForsk Foundation [15-334];  [2009-00971]

    Available from: 2017-01-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
    4. Surface Integrity and Fatigue Performance of Inconel 718 in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Surface Integrity and Fatigue Performance of Inconel 718 in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
    2016 (English)In: 3RD CIRP CONFERENCE ON SURFACE INTEGRITY, 2016, Vol. 45, p. 307-310Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a study to characterize the surface integrity in wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) of Inconel 718 and investigate its effect on the fatigue performance of the alloy in a four-point bending fatigue mode at room temperature. The EDM process generates a rough recast surface with multi-types of defects. Surface craters, micro-cracks and micro-voids within the recast layer have been found to be most detrimental from the point of view of fatigue as they could provide many preferential initiation sites for fatigue cracks. As a consequence, the specimens with an EDM cut surface show an approximately 30% decrease in fatigue life compared to those with a polished surface, and multiple crack origins were observed on the fracture surface. The high tensile residual stresses generated on the EDM cut surface, on the other hand, are also believed to be partly responsible for the loss in fatigue life of the alloy machined by EDM.

    Series
    Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271
    Keywords
    wire electrical discharge machining (wire EDM), surface integrity, fatigue, crack initiation, Inconel 718
    National Category
    Materials Engineering Other Materials Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130582 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.053 (DOI)000417326500077 ()
    Conference
    3rd CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity (CIRP CSI)8-10 June, 2016, Charlotte, USA
    Note

    Funding agencies: Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB; Strategic Faculty Grant AFM at Linkoping University

    Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2018-03-28
    5. Effect of Cooling and Shot Peening on Residual Stresses and Fatigue Performance of Milled Inconel 718
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of Cooling and Shot Peening on Residual Stresses and Fatigue Performance of Milled Inconel 718
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    2017 (English)In: Residual Stresses 2016 ICRS 10 / [ed] T.M. Holden, O. Muránsky, and L. Edwards, 2017, Vol. 2, p. 13-18Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study highlights the effect of cooling and post-machining surface treatment of shot peening on the residual stresses and corresponding fatigue life of milled superalloy Inconel 718. It was found that tensile residual stresses were created on the milled surface, regardless of the use of coolant, however, the wet milling operation led to a lower surface tension and a reduced thickness of the tensile layer. The shot peening performed on the dry-milled specimens completely annihilated the surface tensile residual tresses and introduced a high level of surface compression. A comparable fatigue life for the wet-milled specimens was obtained as compared with the specimens prepared by dry milling. This is very likely attributed to that the milling-induced surface damage with respect to cracked non-metallic inclusions is the predominant cause of the fatigue failure. The presence of the compressive layer induced by shot peening resulted in a significant increase of the fatigue life and strength, while the extent to which the lifetime was prolonged was decreased as the applied load was increased.

    Series
    Materials Research Proceedings, ISSN 2474-395X
    Keywords
    Residual stresses, surface integrity, milling, shot peening, superalloys, fatigue
    National Category
    Materials Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132001 (URN)10.21741/9781945291173-3 (DOI)000401041500003 ()978-1-9452-9116-6 (ISBN)
    Conference
    10th International Conference on Residual Stresses ICRS-10, Sydney, Australia, 3-8 July 2016
    Note

    Funding agencies: Linkoping University [2009-00971]; Ytstruktur Arboga AB; Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB

    Available from: 2016-10-13 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved
  • 24.
    Chen, Zhe
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Hörnqvist Colliander, Magnus
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Sundell, Gustav
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Zhou, Jinming
    Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nano-scale characterization of white layer in broached Inconel 7182017In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 684, p. 373-384Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    The formation mechanism of white layers during broaching and their mechanical properties are not well investigated and understood to date. In the present study, multiple advanced characterization techniques with nano-scale resolution, including transmission electron microscopy (TEM), transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD), atom probe tomography (APT) as well as nano-indentation, have been used to systematically examine the microstructural evolution and corresponding mechanical properties of a surface white layer formed when broaching the nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718.

    TEM observations showed that the broached white layer consists of nano-sized grains, mostly in the range of 20–50 nm. The crystallographic texture detected by TKD further revealed that the refined microstructure is primarily caused by strong shear deformation. Co-located Al-rich and Nb-rich fine clusters have been identified by APT, which are most likely to be γ′ and γ′′ clusters in a form of co-precipitates, where the clusters showed elongated and aligned appearance associated with the severe shearing history. The microstructural characteristics and crystallography of the broached white layer suggest that it was essentially formed by adiabatic shear localization in which the dominant metallurgical process is rotational dynamic recrystallization based on mechanically-driven subgrain rotations. The grain refinement within the white layer led to an increase of the surface nano-hardness by 14% and a reduction in elastic modulus by nearly 10% compared to that of the bulk material. This is primarily due to the greatly increased volume fraction of grain boundaries, when the grain size was reduced down to the nanoscale.

  • 25.
    Chen, Zhe
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Surface Integrity and Fatigue Performance of Inconel 718 in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining2016In: 3RD CIRP CONFERENCE ON SURFACE INTEGRITY, 2016, Vol. 45, p. 307-310Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a study to characterize the surface integrity in wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) of Inconel 718 and investigate its effect on the fatigue performance of the alloy in a four-point bending fatigue mode at room temperature. The EDM process generates a rough recast surface with multi-types of defects. Surface craters, micro-cracks and micro-voids within the recast layer have been found to be most detrimental from the point of view of fatigue as they could provide many preferential initiation sites for fatigue cracks. As a consequence, the specimens with an EDM cut surface show an approximately 30% decrease in fatigue life compared to those with a polished surface, and multiple crack origins were observed on the fracture surface. The high tensile residual stresses generated on the EDM cut surface, on the other hand, are also believed to be partly responsible for the loss in fatigue life of the alloy machined by EDM.

  • 26.
    Chen, Zhe
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Gustafsson, David
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, SE-61283 Finspång, Sweden.
    On the Conjoint Influence of Broaching and Heat Treatment on Bending Fatigue Behavior of Inconel 7182016In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 671, p. 158-169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the conjoint effect of a broaching operation, similar to that used for machining fir-tree slots on turbine discs, and subsequent heat treatments at 550 °C and 650 °C on the fatigue performance and corresponding crack initiation behavior of forged Inconel 718 has been investigated. Four-point bending fatigue tests were conducted under load control on specimens of two groups, i.e. a polished group and a broached group, with totally six different surface conditions. Compared to the as-polished specimens, a beneficial effect of the broaching operation was found on the fatigue life due to the high compressive residual stresses on the broached surface which transfer the fatigue crack initiation from surface to sub-surface regions. Introducing a heat treatment generally deteriorated the fatigue performance of the alloy because of the oxidation assisted crack initiation, while the reduction in fatigue life was found to be more remarkable for the broached specimens, in particular when heat treated at 650 °C, as the thermal impact also led to a great relaxation of the compressive residual stresses; the combined effect, together with the substantial anomalies created by broaching on the surface, such as cracked carbides and machining grooves, caused an increased propensity to surface cracking in fatigue and consequently a loss of the lifetime. Furthermore, it was found that the occurrence of surface recrystallization at elevated temperatures in machined Inconel 718 could lead to intergranular oxidation, creating micro-notches as preferable sites for the fatigue crack initiation.

  • 27.
    Chen, Zhe
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Peng, Ru Lin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Avdovic, Pajazit
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden.
    Zhou, Jinming
    Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund university.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Surface Integrity and Structural Stability of Broached Inconel 718 at High Temperatures2016In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 47A, no 7, p. 3664-3676Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The current study focused on the surface integrity issues associated with broaching of Inconel 718 and the structural stability of the broached specimen at high temperatures, mainly involving the microstructural changes and residual stress relaxation. The broaching operation was performed using similar cutting conditions as that used in turbo machinery industries for machining fir-tree root fixings on turbine disks. Thermal exposure was conducted at 723 K, 823 K, and 923 K (450 A degrees C, 550 A degrees C, and 650 A degrees C) for 30, 300, and 3000 hours, respectively. Surface cavities and debris dragging, sub-surface cracks, high intensity of plastic deformation, as well as the generation of tensile residual stresses were identified to be the main issues in surface integrity for the broached Inconel 718. When a subsequent heating was applied, surface recrystallization and alpha-Cr precipitation occurred beneath the broached surface depending on the applied temperature and exposure time. The plastic deformation induced by the broaching is responsible for these microstructural changes. The surface tension was completely relaxed in a short time at the temperature where surface recrystallization occurred. The tensile layer on the sub-surface, however, exhibited a much higher resistance to the stress relief annealing. Oxidation is inevitable at high temperatures. The study found that the surface recrystallization could promote the local Cr diffusion on the broached surface.

  • 28.
    Cong, D Y
    et al.
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Wang, Yandong
    Key Lab for Anisotropy & Texture of Mater., Northeastern Univ., Shenyang, China.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zetterström, P
    The Studsvik Neutron Research Laboratory, Uppsala University.
    Zhao, X
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Liaw, P K
    Dept of Materials Science and Eng, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
    Zuo, L
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Crystal structures and textures in the hot-forged Ni-Mn-Ga shape memory alloys2006In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 37A, no 5, p. 1397-1403Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys with the chemical compositions of Ni53Mn25Ga22, Ni48Mn30Ga22, and Ni48Mn25Ga22Co5 were prepared by the induction-melting and hot-forging process. The crystal structures were investigated by the neutron powder diffraction technique, showing that Ni53Mn25Ga22 and Ni48Mn25Ga22Co5 have a tetragonal, I4/mmm martensitic structure at room temperature, while Ni48Mn30Ga22 has a cubic, L2(1) austenitic structure at room temperature. The development of textures in the hot-forged samples shows the in-plane plastic flow anisotropy from the measured pole figures by means of the neutron diffraction technique. Significant texture changes were observed for the Ni48Mn25Ga22Co5 alloy after room temperature deformation, which is due to the deformation-induced rearrangements of martensitic variants. An excellent shape-memory effect (SME) with a recovery ratio of 74 pct was reported in this Ni48Mn25Ga22Co5 polycrystalline alloy after annealing above the martensitic transformation temperature, and the "shape-memory" influence also occurs in the distributions of grain orientations.

  • 29.
    Cong, D Y
    et al.
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Wang, Yandong
    Key Lab for Anisotropy & Texture of Mater., Northeastern Univ., Shenyang, China.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Zetterström, P
    The Studsvik Neutron Research Laboratory, Uppsala University.
    Zhao, X
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Liaw, P K
    Dept of Materials Science and Eng, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
    Zuo, L
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Crystal Structures and Textures in the Hot-Froged Ni-Mn-Ga Shape Memory Alloys2006In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 37A, no 5, p. 1397-1403Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Deng, Dunyong
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Brodin, Håkan
    Siemens Ind Turbomachinery AB, Sweden.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Microstructure and mechanical properties of Inconel 718 produced by selective laser melting: Sample orientation dependence and effects of post heat treatments2018In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 713, p. 294-306Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inconel 718 produced by selective laser melting (SLM) has been characterized with focus on the microstructure, the dependence of sample orientation on the mechanical properties and the effects of post heat treatments. The as-manufactured IN718 has a very fine cellular-dendritic structure with fine Laves phases precipitating in the interdendritic region, and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis shows that both the vertically and horizontally built samples have relatively weak texture. The vertically built samples show lower tensile strength but higher ductility than the horizontally built samples, and the mechanism is shown to be partly due to the crystallographic feature but more importantly due to the different amount of residual stress and dislocations accumulated in these two kinds of samples. Applying heat treatments can significantly increase the strength while decrease the ductility correspondingly, and difference in yield strength between the vertically and horizontally built samples decreases with increasing the heat treatment temperatures, mainly due to the removal of residual stress and dislocations.

  • 31. Deng, JN
    et al.
    Bouzy, E
    Fundenberger, JJ
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    He, CS
    Zhang, Z F
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Inst of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.
    Yang, Yanling
    Key Lab for Anisotropy & Texture of Mater., Northeastern Univ., Shenyang, China.
    Textures and local textures in severely cold-rolled and annealed ultra-fine-grained FeCo alloy2005In: Materials Science Forum, ISSN 0255-5476, E-ISSN 1662-9752, Vol. 495-497, p. 731-736Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We find that a severely rolled FeCo alloy has anomalous enhancement of the rotated-cube {100}< 011 > texture component and a decrease of the {111} components after annealing, which is contrast to the recrystalliization behaviors reported in traditional BCC metals and alloys. The local texture measurements show that two kinds of grains with obviously different orientations, i.e. {100} and {111}, are heterogeneously distributed in the deformed specimen and the migration of high-angle grain boundaries is observed after annealing in the disordering temperature region.

  • 32.
    Deng, Lin-Long
    et al.
    Xiamen Univ, Peoples R China.
    Xie, Su-Yuan
    Xiamen Univ, Peoples R China.
    Gao, Feng
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fullerene-Based Materials for Photovoltaic Applications: Toward Efficient, Hysteresis-Free, and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells2018In: ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, ISSN 2199-160X, Vol. 4, no 10, article id 1700435Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Perovskite solar cells are promising candidates for next-generation photovoltaics. Fullerenes and their derivatives can act as efficient electron transport layers, interfacial modification layers, and trap state passivators in perovskite solar cells, all of which play an important role in increasing efficiency, reducing current hysteresis, and enhancing device stability. Herein, recent progress in the use of fullerenes and their derivatives in perovskite solar cells is reviewed, with a particular emphasis on fullerene chemical structures that affect device performance. Potential fullerene candidates that could further improve device performance and stability are also discussed.

  • 33.
    Edström, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sangiovanni, Davide
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Ruhr Univ Bochum, Germany.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Petrov, Ivan
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Univ Illinois, IL 61801 USA.
    Greene, Joseph E
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Univ Illinois, IL 61801 USA.
    Chirita, Valeriu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Elastic properties and plastic deformation of TiC- and VC-based alloys2018In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 144, p. 376-385Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Transition-metal (TM) carbides are an important class of hard, protective coating materials; however, their brittleness often limits potential applications. We use density functional theory to investigate the possibility of improving ductility by forming pseudobinary cubic (MMC)-M-1-C-2 alloys, for which M-1 = Ti or V and M-2 = W or Mo. The alloying elements are chosen based on previous results showing improved ductility of the corresponding pseudobinary nitride alloys with respect to their parent compounds. While commonly-used empirical criteria do not indicate enhanced ductility in the carbide alloys, calculated stress/strain curves along known slip systems, supported by electronic structure analyses, indicate ductile behavior for VMoC. As VMoC layers are sheared along the 1 (1) over bar0 direction on {111} planes, the stress initially increases linearly up to a yield point where the accumulated stress is partially dissipated. With further increase in strain, the stress increases again until fracture occurs. A similar mechanical behavior is observed for the corresponding TM nitride VMoN, known to be a ductile ceramic material [1]. Thus, our results show that VMoC is a TM carbide alloy which may be both hard and ductile, i.e. tough. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    The full text will be freely available from 2019-10-27 12:53
  • 34.
    Eklund, Per
    et al.
    University of Aarhus, Denmark.
    Mikkelsen, Niels-Jörgen
    CemeCon Scandinavia A/S, Åbyhøj, Denmark.
    Sillassen, Mikael
    University of Aarhus, Denmark.
    Bienk, Ewa
    CemeCon Scandinavia A/S, Åbyhøj, Denmark.
    Böttiger, Jörgen
    University of Aarhus, Denmark.
    Chromium oxide-based multilayer coatings deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering in an industrial setup2008In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 203, no 1, p. 156-159Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chromium oxide-based multilayers were deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering in an industrial setup by employing one-fold substrate rotation and cyclic variation of the O2 flow. This simple method allows deposition of multilayers comprising alternating layers of ~ 1 μm thickness of columnar α-Cr2O3 and mixed layers consisting of ~ 50 nm-thick sublayers of amorphous CrOx and nanocrystalline Cr2O3.

  • 35.
    Eklund, Per
    et al.
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
    Sridharan, Madanagurusamy
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
    Sillassen, Michael
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
    Böttiger, Jörgen
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
    α-Cr2O3 template-texture effect on α-Al2O3 thin-film growth2008In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 516, no 21, p. 7447-7450Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We employ textured α-Cr2O3 thin films as templates for growth of α-Al2O3 by reactive inductively coupled plasma magnetron sputtering. The texture of the template has a strong influence on the nucleation and growth of α-Al2O3. Extended growth of α-Al2O3 at a substrate temperature of 450 °C is obtained using a predominantly [101̄4]-textured α-Cr2O3 template layer, while only limited α-Al2O3 nucleation is seen on a [0001]-textured α-Cr2O3 template.

  • 36.
    Elofsson, Viktor
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanoscale engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nanoscale structure forming processes: Metal thin films grown far-from-equilibrium2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Thin film growth from the vapor phase has for a long time intrigued researchers endeavouring to unravel and understand atomistic surface processes that govern film formation. Their motivation has not been purely scientific, but also driven by numerous applications where this understanding is paramount to knowledge-based design of novel film materials with tailored properties.

    Within the above framework, this thesis investigates growth of metal films on weakly bonding substrates, a combination of great relevance for applications concerning e.g., catalysis, graphene metallization and architectural glazing. When metal vapor condenses on weakly bonding substrates three dimensional islands nucleate, grow and coalesce prior to forming a continuous film. The combined effect of these initial growth stages on film formation and morphology evolution is studied using pulsed vapor fluxes for the model system Ag/SiO2. It is shown that the competition between island growth and coalescence completion determines structure evolution. The effect of the initial growth stages on film formation is also examined for the tilted columnar microstructure obtained when vapor arrives at an angle that deviates from the substrate surface normal. This is done using two metals with distinctly different nucleation behaviour, and the findings suggest that the column tilt angle is set by nucleation conditions in conjunction with shadowing of the vapor flux by adjacent islands. Vapor arriving at an angle can in addition result in films that exhibit preferred crystallographic orientations, both out-of-plane and in-plane. Their emergence is commonly described by an evolutionary growth model, which for some materials predict a double in-plane alignment that has not been observed experimentally. Here, an experiment is designed to replicate the model’s growth conditions, confirming the existence of double in-plane alignment.

    New and added film functionalities can further be unlocked by alloying. Properties are then largely set by chemistry and atomic arrangement, where the latter can be affected by thermodynamics, kinetics and vapor flux modulation. Their combined effect on atomic arrangement is here unravelled by presenting a research methodology that encompasses high resolution vapor flux modulation, nanoscale structure v vi probes and growth simulations. The methodology is deployed to study the immiscible Ag-Cu and miscible Ag-Au model systems, for which it is shown that capping of Cu by Ag atoms via near surface diffusion processes and rough morphology of the Ag-Au growth front are the decisive structure forming processes in each respective system.

    The results generated in this thesis are of relevance for tuning structure of metal films grown on weakly bonding substrates. They also indicate that improved growth models are required to accurately describe structure evolution and emergence of a preferred in-plane orientation in films where vapor arrives at an angle that deviates from the substrate surface normal. In addition, this thesis presents a methodology that can be used to identify and understand structure forming processes in multicomponent films, which may enable tailoring of atomic arrangement and related properties in technologically relevant material systems.

    List of papers
    1. Time-domain and energetic bombardment effects on the nucleation and coalescence of thin metal films on amorphous substrates
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time-domain and energetic bombardment effects on the nucleation and coalescence of thin metal films on amorphous substrates
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    2013 (English)In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, ISSN 0022-3727, E-ISSN 1361-6463, Vol. 46, no 21, article id 215303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Pulsed, ionized vapour fluxes, generated from high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) discharges, are employed to study the effects of time-domain and energetic bombardment on the nucleation and coalescence characteristics during Volmer–Weber growth of metal (Ag) films on amorphous (SiO2) substrates. In situ monitoring of the film growth, by means of wafer curvature measurements and spectroscopic ellipsometry, is used to determine the film thickness where a continuous film is formed. This thickness decreases from ~210 to ~140 Å when increasing the pulsing frequency for a constant amount of material deposited per pulse or when increasing the amount of material deposited per pulse and the energy of the film forming species for a constant pulsing frequency. Estimations of adatom lifetimes and the coalescence times show that there are conditions at which these times are within the range of the modulation of the vapour flux. Thus, nucleation and coalescence processes can be manipulated by changing the temporal profile of the vapour flux. We suggest that other than for elucidating the atomistic mechanisms that control pulsed growth processes, the interplay between the time scales for diffusion, coalescence and vapour flux pulsing can be used as a tool to determine characteristic surface diffusion and island coalescence parameters.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Institute of Physics (IOP), 2013
    National Category
    Engineering and Technology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95508 (URN)10.1088/0022-3727/46/21/215303 (DOI)000319116300009 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council|VR 621-2011-4280|COST Action Highly Ionized Pulsed Plasmas|MP0804|Linkoping University via the LiU Research Fellows program||.

    The previous status of the article was Manuscript and the working title was Time-domain and energetic bombardment effects on the nucleation and post-nucleation characteristics during none-quilibrium film synthesis.

    Available from: 2013-07-05 Created: 2013-07-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
    2. Unravelling the Physical Mechanisms that Determine Microstructural Evolution of Ultrathin Volmer-Weber Films
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unravelling the Physical Mechanisms that Determine Microstructural Evolution of Ultrathin Volmer-Weber Films
    2014 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 116, no 4, p. 044302-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The initial formation stages (i.e., island nucleation, island growth, and island coalescence) set characteristic length scales during growth of thin films from the vapour phase. They are, thus, decisive for morphological and microstructural features of films and nanostructures. Each of the initial formation stages has previously been well-investigated separately for the case of Volmer-Weber growth, but knowledge on how and to what extent each stage individually and all together affect the microstructural evolution is still lacking. Here we address this question using growth of Ag on SiO2 from pulsed vapour fluxes as a case study. By combining in situ growth monitoring, ex situ imaging and growth simulations we systematically study the growth evolution all the way from nucleation to formation of a continuous film and establish the effect of the vapour flux time domain on the scaling behaviour of characteristic growth transitions (elongation transition, percolation and continuous film formation). Our data reveal a pulsing frequency dependence for the characteristic film growth transitions, where the nominal transition thickness decreases with increasing pulsing frequency up to a certain value after which a steady-state behaviour is observed. The scaling behaviour is shown to result from differences in island sizes and densities, as dictated by the initial film formation stages. These differences are determined solely by the interplay between the characteristics of the vapour flux and time required for island coalescence to be completed. In particular, our data provide evidence that the steady-state scaling regime of the characteristic growth transitions is caused by island growth that hinders coalescence from being completed, leading to a coalescence-free growth regime.

    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103920 (URN)10.1063/1.4890522 (DOI)000340710700078 ()
    Available from: 2014-02-03 Created: 2014-02-03 Last updated: 2018-01-11
    3. Tilt of the columnar microstructure in off-normally deposited thin films using highly ionized vapor fluxes
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tilt of the columnar microstructure in off-normally deposited thin films using highly ionized vapor fluxes
    2013 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 113, no 17, p. 7 pages-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The tilt of the columnar microstructure has been studied for Cu and Cr thin films grown off-normally using highly ionized vapor fluxes, generated by the deposition technique high power impulse magnetron sputtering. It is found that the relatively large column tilt (with respect to the substrate normal) observed for Cu films decreases as the ionization degree of the deposition flux increases. On the contrary, Cr columns are found to grow relatively close to the substrate normal and the column tilt is independent from the ionization degree of the vapor flux when films are deposited at room temperature. The Cr column tilt is only found to be influenced by the ionized fluxes when films are grown at elevated temperatures, suggesting that film morphology during the film nucleation stage is also important in affecting column tilt. A phenomenological model that accounts for the effect of atomic shadowing at different nucleation conditions is suggested to explain the results.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2013
    National Category
    Engineering and Technology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-94608 (URN)10.1063/1.4804066 (DOI)000319292800398 ()
    Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
    4. Double in-plane alignment in biaxially textured thin films
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Double in-plane alignment in biaxially textured thin films
    2014 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 105, no 23, p. 233113-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The scientific interest and technological relevance of biaxially textured polycrystalline thin films stem from their microstructure that resembles that of single crystals. To explain the origin and predict the type of biaxial texture in off-normally deposited films, Mahieu et al. have developed an analytical model [S. Mahieu et al., Thin Solid Films 515, 1229 (2006)]. For certain materials, this model predicts the occurrence of a double in-plane alignment, however, experimentally only a single in-plane alignment has been observed and the reason for this discrepancy is still unknown. The model calculates the resulting in-plane alignment by considering the growth of faceted grains with an out-of-plane orientation that corresponds to the predominant film out-of-plane texture. This approach overlooks the fact that in vapor condensation experiments where growth kinetics is limited and only surface diffusion is active, out-of-plane orientation selection is random during grain nucleation and happens only upon grain impingement. Here, we compile and implement an experiment that is consistent with the key assumptions set forth by the in-plane orientation selection model by Mahieu et al.; a Cr film is grown off-normally on a fiber textured Ti epilayer to pre-determine the out-of-plane orientation and only allow for competitive growth with respect to the in-plane alignment. Our results show unambiguously a biaxially textured Cr (110) film that possesses a double in-plane alignment, in agreement with predictions of the in-plane selection model. Thus, a long standing discrepancy in the literature is resolved, paving the way towards more accurate theoretical descriptions and hence knowledge-based control of microstructure evolution in biaxially textured thin films.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2014
    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113499 (URN)10.1063/1.4903932 (DOI)000346266000086 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Linkoping University

    Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05
    5. Atomic arrangement in immiscible Ag-Cu alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Atomic arrangement in immiscible Ag-Cu alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium
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    2016 (English)In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 110, p. 114-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Physical attributes of multicomponent materials of a given chemical composition are determined by atomic arrangement at property-relevant length scales. A potential route to access a vast array of atomic configurations for material property tuning is by synthesis of multicomponent thin films using vapor fluxes with their deposition pattern modulated in the sub-monolayer regime. However, the applicability of this route for creating new functional materials is impeded by the fact that a fundamental understanding of the combined effect of sub-monolayer flux modulation, kinetics and thermodynamics on atomic arrangement is not available in the literature. Here we present a research strategy and verify its viability for addressing the aforementioned gap in knowledge. This strategy encompasses thin film synthesis using a route that generates multi-atomic fluxes with sub-monolayer resolution and precision over a wide range of experimental conditions, deterministic growth simulations and nanoscale micro structural probes. Investigations are focused on structure formation within the archetype immiscible Ag-Cu binary system, revealing that atomic arrangement at different length scales is governed by the arrival pattern of the film forming species, in conjunction with diffusion of near-surface Ag atoms to encapsulate 3D Cu islands growing on 2D Ag layers. The knowledge generated and the methodology presented herein provides the scientific foundation for tailoring atomic arrangement and physical properties in a wide range of miscible and immiscible multinary systems. (C) 2016 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2016
    Keywords
    Ag-Cu thin films; MD simulations; Modulated vapor fluxes; Nonequilibrium synthesis; Immiscible alloys
    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128722 (URN)10.1016/j.actamat.2016.03.023 (DOI)000374810400012 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Linkoping University [Dnr-LiU-2015-01510]; Swedish Research Council [VR 621-2011-5312]; AForsk through the project "Towards Next Generation of Energy Saving Windows"

    Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-05-30 Last updated: 2018-03-23
    6. Structure formation in Ag-X (X = Au, Cu) alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Structure formation in Ag-X (X = Au, Cu) alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium
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    2018 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 123, no 16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We employ sub-monolayer, pulsed Ag and Au vapor fluxes, along with deterministic growth simulations, and nanoscale probes to study structure formation in miscible Ag-Au films synthesized under far-from-equilibrium conditions. Our results show that nanoscale atomic arrangement is primarily determined by roughness build up at the film growth front, whereby larger roughness leads to increased intermixing between Ag and Au. These findings suggest a different structure formation pathway as compared to the immiscible Ag-Cu system for which the present study, in combination with previously published data, reveals that no significant roughness is developed, and the local atomic structure is predominantly determined by the tendency of Ag and Cu to phase-separate.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    New York: A I P Publishing LLC, 2018
    National Category
    Inorganic Chemistry Other Physics Topics Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics Condensed Matter Physics Physical Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147730 (URN)10.1063/1.5018907 (DOI)000431147200150 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: Linkoping University via the "LiU Research Fellows Program"; Linkoping University via the "LiU Career Contract" [Dnr-LiU-2015-01510]; Swedish Research Council [VR-2011-5312, VR-2015-04630]

    Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved
  • 37.
    Ericson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Richter, David
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rationell småskalig tillverkning av trämöbler: -vad har det lilla snickeriet att vinna på samarbete med möbelkomponentindustrin?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis we have expanded our experiences of handcrafting furniture into larger scale furniture making. With us we’ve had thoughts of our own future occupation and the possibilities to combine small and large scale cabinet making. In getting to know parts of the Swedish industrial manufacturing offurniture components, we’ve wanted to extend our network of contacts as well as increase our knowledge of their equipment and work methods.We have chosen to use a product that we designed for the task, thus limiting our area. Our idea has been to compare the manufacturing of parts for this product in a small workshop and small scale industry. We have divided the production into various techniques and for each of these we’ve sought out specialized manufacturers, to be listed and for us to visit and learn from.We believe our study shows that there are good opportunities for the small wood workshop to add to its success by both learning from and cooperating with the small scale wood industries. The modus operandi and the machines we have seen during our visits to industries, would in many cases be possible to use in the small workshop. Techniques that have been especially exciting for us to highlight include efficient turning of straight components, turning of irregular shapes in copy milling machines as well asthe development of steam bending through compression. What we firstly believe to be most profitable for the small woodworking shop to purchase from small industries are different types of turned or copy-milled components alongside the advanced processing that can be easily done in a CNC machine. In the process we also learned that there are many factors, in some cases difficult to clearly acknowledge, that affect which path is feasible and appropriate to take.

  • 38.
    Eriksson, Robert
    et al.
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Berlin, Germany.
    Gupta, Mohit
    University West, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Broitman, Esteban
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jonnalagadda, Krisha Praveen
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Stresses and Cracking During Chromia-Spinel- NiO Cluster Formation in TBC Systems2015In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 1002-1014Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are used in gas turbines to reduce the temperatures in the underlying substrate. There are several mechanisms that may cause the TBC to fail; one of them is cracking in the coating interface due to extensive oxidation. In the present study, the role of so called chromia-spinel-NiO (CSN) clusters in TBC failure was studied. Such clusters have previously been found to be prone to cracking. Finite element modeling was performed on a CSN cluster to find out at which stage of its formation it cracks and what the driving mechanisms of cracking are. The geometry of a cluster was obtained from micrographs and modeled as close as possible. Nanoindentation was performed on the cluster to get the correct Young’s moduli. The volumetric expansion associated with the formation of NiO was also included. It was found that the cracking of the CSN clusters is likely to occur during its last stage of formation as the last Ni-rich core oxidizes. Furthermore, it was shown that the volumetric expansion associated with the oxidation only plays a minor role and that the main reason for cracking is the high coefficient of thermal expansion of NiO.

  • 39.
    Ewest, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Modelling and experimental evaluation of non-linear fatigue crack propagation in a ductile superalloy2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Fatigue life evaluation is an important part in the design process of an industrial gas turbine. The fatigue life can be divided into crack initiation and crack propagation, and not to address the crack propagation part usually yields a non-conservative and overcomplicated design. Historically a lot of attention has been directed towards the crack initiation, but the crack propagation part in an industrial gas turbine context has not been given the same attention due to limitations in theoretical modelling, lack of test possibilities and that the design requirements have been fulfilled within the initiation life. However, with the need to reduce service down time and to improve performance, the crack propagation life needs to be further accounted for. As an example, cracks that emerge from notches or other stress concentrations grow under non-elastic conditions, which cannot be modelled with linear theories.

    In this Licentiate of Engineering thesis a non-linear approach is put forward in which the plastic contribution in fatigue crack propagation is addressed and accounted for. The theoretical background is not new, but the finite element implementation done was, to the author knowledge, not available. This numerical post processing tool can calculate the non-linear ΔJ value for an arbitrary 2D-geometry. It was used to produce an expression for a non-linear geometry factor used in a simple expression for estimation of ΔJ in a test evaluation context. Room temperature tests were performed on a single notch specimen, under both displacement and force control. The latter were carried out in order to show the behaviour under small scale yielding conditions, while the displacement controlled testing was to show large scale yielding at the beginning of the tests. It was shown that all the test results could be collected in a Paris law type plot with ΔJ if the crack closure effect is taken into account. Furthermore, a study was performed where both a linear and a non-linear approach are applied on the displacement controlled tests. It was concluded that for the studied test series, the linear fatigue fracture parameter ΔK underestimates the crack growth behaviour if the elasto-plastic stresses from the tests are used, hence yielding non-conservative results.

    Since this project focuses on non-linear crack propagation at thermo-mechanical conditions a crack length description is put forward, which simplifies and increases the accuracy of crack length measurements in fatigue crack propagation tests. It has also been shown that irrespectively of the crack initiation location in a single edge notch specimen the data fall on one curve, meaning that no care has to be taken regarding this aspect when evaluating crack length with the modified compliance method put forward in Paper III.

    This Licentiate of Engineering thesis consists of two parts, where Part I gives an introduction to the subject, while Part II consists of three papers.

    List of papers
    1. Fatigue crack propagation in a ductile superalloy at room temperature and extensive cyclic plastic flow
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    2015 (English)In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 80, p. 40-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Fatigue crack propagation experiments under both force and displacement control have been performed on the wrought superalloy Haynes 230 at room temperature, using a single edge notched specimen. The force controlled tests are nominally elastic, and the displacement controlled tests have nominally large plastic hysteresis at the beginning of the tests, but saturates towards linear elastic conditions as the crack grows. As some tests are in the large scale yielding regime, a non-linear fracture mechanics approach is used to correlate crack growth rates versus the fracture parameter Delta J. It is shown that crack closure must be accounted for, to correctly model the crack growth seen in all the tests in a unified manner. For the force controlled small scale yielding tests the Newman crack closure model was used. The Newman equation is however not valid for large nominal cyclic plasticity, instead the crack closure in the displacement controlled tests is extracted from the test data. A good agreement between all tests is shown, when closure is accounted for and effective values of Delta J are used.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2015
    Keywords
    Fatigue crack propagation; Haynes 230; Large scale yielding; Cyclic J-integral or Delta J; Crack closure
    National Category
    Applied Mechanics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122045 (URN)10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.04.006 (DOI)000360596500005 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspang, Sweden

    Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-10-19 Last updated: 2017-12-01
    2. Comparison between linear and non-linear fracture mechanics analysis of experimental data for the ductile superalloy Haynes 230
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison between linear and non-linear fracture mechanics analysis of experimental data for the ductile superalloy Haynes 230
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    2016 (English)In: Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power, ISSN 0742-4795, E-ISSN 1528-8919, Vol. 138, no 6, p. 062101-1-062101-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    With increasing use of renewable energy sources, an industrial gas turbine is often a competitive solution to balance the power grid. However, life robustness approaches for gas turbine components operating under increasingly cyclic conditions are a challenging task. Ductile superalloys, as Haynes 230, are often used in stationary gas turbine hot parts such as combustors. The main load for such components is due to nonhomogeneous thermal expansion within or between parts. As the material is ductile, there is considerable redistribution of stresses and strains due to inelastic deformations during the crack initiation phase. Therefore, the subsequent crack growth occurs through a material with significant residual stresses and strains. In this work, fatigue crack propagation experiments, including the initiation phase, have been performed on a single edge notched specimen under strain controlled conditions. The test results are compared to fracture mechanics analyses using the linear ΔK and the nonlinear ΔJ approaches, and an attempt to quantify the difference in terms of a life prediction is made. For the tested notched geometry, material, and strain ranges, the difference in the results using ΔKeff or ΔJeff is larger than the scatter seen when fitting the model to the experimental data. The largest differences can be found for short crack lengths, when the cyclic plastic work is the largest. The ΔJ approach clearly shows better agreement with the experimental results in this regime.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    ASME Press, 2016
    National Category
    Applied Mechanics Other Materials Engineering
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126576 (URN)10.1115/1.4031712 (DOI)000374713500010 ()
    Note

    Funding agencies: Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspang, Sweden

    Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2017-11-30
  • 40.
    Ewest, Daniel
    et al.
    Siemens Ind Turbomachinery AB, Sweden.
    Almroth, Per
    Siemens Ind Turbomachinery AB, Sweden.
    Sjodin, Bjorn
    Siemens Ind Turbomachinery AB, Sweden.
    Leidermark, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Simonsson, Kjell
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    COMPARISON BETWEEN LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR THE DUCTILE SUPERALLOY HAYNES 2302015In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO: TURBINE TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, 2015, VOL 7A, ASME Press, 2015, no V07AT28A014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vith increasing use of renewable energy sources, an industrial us turbine is often a competitive solution to balance the power rid. However, life robustness approaches for gas turbine corn9nents operating under increasingly cyclic conditions, is a chalmging task. Ductile superalloys, as Haynes 230, are often used n stationary gas turbine hot parts such as combustors. The main cad for such components is due to non -homogeneous thermal xpansion within or between parts. As the material is ductile Jere is considerable redistribution of stresses and strains due to nelastic deformations during the crack initiation phase. There ore, the subsequent crack growth occurs through a material with :gnificant residual stresses and strains. In this work, fatigue ack propagation experiments, including the initiation phase, ave been performed on a single edge notched specimen under train controlled conditions. The test results are compared to -acture mechanics analyses using the linear AK and the non near AJ approaches, and an attempt to quantify the difference 2 terms of a life prediction is made. For the tested notched gemetry, material and strain ranges, the difference in the results using AKeff or ATeff are larger than the scatter seen when fitting the model to the experimental data. The largest differences can be found for short crack lengths, when the cyclic plastic work is the largest. The AJ approach clearly shows better agreement with the experimental results in this regime.

  • 41.
    Ewest, Daniel
    et al.
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden .
    Almroth, Per
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden .
    Sjödin, Björn
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden .
    Leidermark, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Simonsson, Kjell
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Comparison between linear and non-linear fracture mechanics analysis of experimental data for the ductile superalloy Haynes 2302016In: Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power, ISSN 0742-4795, E-ISSN 1528-8919, Vol. 138, no 6, p. 062101-1-062101-7Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With increasing use of renewable energy sources, an industrial gas turbine is often a competitive solution to balance the power grid. However, life robustness approaches for gas turbine components operating under increasingly cyclic conditions are a challenging task. Ductile superalloys, as Haynes 230, are often used in stationary gas turbine hot parts such as combustors. The main load for such components is due to nonhomogeneous thermal expansion within or between parts. As the material is ductile, there is considerable redistribution of stresses and strains due to inelastic deformations during the crack initiation phase. Therefore, the subsequent crack growth occurs through a material with significant residual stresses and strains. In this work, fatigue crack propagation experiments, including the initiation phase, have been performed on a single edge notched specimen under strain controlled conditions. The test results are compared to fracture mechanics analyses using the linear ΔK and the nonlinear ΔJ approaches, and an attempt to quantify the difference in terms of a life prediction is made. For the tested notched geometry, material, and strain ranges, the difference in the results using ΔKeff or ΔJeff is larger than the scatter seen when fitting the model to the experimental data. The largest differences can be found for short crack lengths, when the cyclic plastic work is the largest. The ΔJ approach clearly shows better agreement with the experimental results in this regime.

  • 42.
    Faryna, Krzysztof Sebastian
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Malmstens Linköping University.
    Cellulosalack– partiell bättring av lakuner på cellulosaytbehandlingar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The reason to write about cellulose lacquer is that from year to year there are more and more furniture withsuch transparent coatings that come to the conservation and restoration workshops. The furniture comesmainly from the 1950´s and 1960´s (when it was one of the most common type of transparent finishes) butalso from the 1920´s and 1930´s. Today the furniture from the 20th century has become antiques and soughtafter on the market. Therefore, they are still valuable with their original coatings that would need to be protectedand preserved.This type of transparent finishes causes many problems for the conservator, but I have concentratedon how to partially improve the lacunae that you can interpret here as a break in continuity, gaps in transparentcoatings (the word comes from Latin – lacuna, lacunae).Earlier, the most common method of restoring a furniture with damaged transparent coatings was toremove the old and add a whole new one. In modern times, it is obvious that it is not very environmentallyfriendly and healthy to clean up and add new nitrate cellulose laquer, with conservation attitude is better torepair old finishes that are original. One should learn how to handle such transparent coatings problems.Therefore, there is a need to find methods and materials that help fill gaps effectively. I have also evaluatedthem based on preserving and restoration ground rules.Through practical experiments, based on written sources as well as on my and my supervisors experiencein this area, I have presented and evaluated some methods of filling lacunae in my bachelor thesis.

  • 43.
    Fashandi, Hossein
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Sensor Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Novel Layered and 2D Materials for Functionality Enhancement of Contacts and Gas Sensors2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Chemical gas sensors are widely-used electronic devices for detecting or measuring the density levels of desired gas species. In this study, materials with established or potential applications for gas sensors are treated. For the case of high-temperature applications (≈ 600 °C), semiconductor-based gas sensors suffer from rapid oxidation of the metallic ohmic contacts, the same cause-of-failure as for the general case of high-temperature semiconductor electronics. 4H-SiC is an ideal semiconductor for high-temperature applications. Ti3SiC2 is a known ohmic contact to 4H-SiC with the known two-step synthesis process of post-annealing of pre-deposited Ti/Al multilayers or sputter-deposition of Ti3SiC2 films at > 900 °C. Here, sputter-deposition of Ti on 4H-SiC at > 900 °C is presented as a novel single-step method for the synthesis of Ti3SiC2 ohmic contacts, based on a concurrent reaction between sputter-deposited Ti and 4HSiC. Ti3SiC2, similar to any other known ohmic contact, degrade rapidly in high-temperature oxidizing ambient. To try to overcome this obstacle, noble metal diffusion into Ti3SiC2 has been s studied with the goal to retain ohmic properties of Ti3SiC2 and harnessing oxidation resistivity of noble metals. A novel exchange intercalation between Ti3SiC2 and Au is discovered which results in the almost complete exchange of Si with Au giving rise to novel Ti3AuC2 and Ti3Au2C2. Ti3IrC2 is also synthesized through exchange intercalation of Ir into Ti3Au2C2. All the aforementioned phases showed ohmic properties to 4H-SiC. This technique is also studied based on Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2 resulting in the synthesis of novel Ti2Au2C and Ti3Au2C2, respectively. Using Ti3AuC2 and an Au/IrOx capping layer, an ohmic contact was manufactured, which maintained ohmic properties and showed no structural defects after 1000 h of aging at 600 °C air.

    Ti3SiC2 is a member of a large family of materials known as Mn+1AXn phases. While exchange reactions of Si (or Al) planes in Ti3SiC2 (Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2) is presented here, a world-wide research already exists on chemical removal of the same atomic planes from different Mn+1AXn phases and the synthesis of Mn+1Xn sheets known as MXenes. I performed a theoretical study regarding simulation of electronic and structural properties of more than120 different possible MXene phases. The results show that some MXene phases, when terminated by particular gas species, turn into Dirac materials. That is, they possess massless Dirac fermions with different properties compared to graphene such as higher number of Dirac points at the Fermi level, giant spin orbit splitting, and preserved 2D-type electronic properties by extending the dimensionality. The general substantial change of the electronic properties of MXenes under different gas adsorption configurations stands out and can thus be harnessed for sensing applications.

    Growth of monolayer iron oxide on porous Pt sensing layers is another novel approach used in this study for applying the unique properties of 2D materials for gas sensors. A low temperature shift in CO oxidation characteristics is presented. The approach is similar to that previously reported using bulk single crystal Pt substrate, the latter being an unrealistic model for sensors and catalysts. Monolayer-coated Pt sensing layers were fabricated as the metal component of a metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitor device, whereby the electrical response of the MOS device could be used to map out the catalytic properties of the sensing layer. The monolayer-coated Pt surface showed to be stable with retained improved catalytic properties for > 200 h. The MOS device measurements are here utilized as a handy method for in-situ monitoring of the surface chemical properties of the monolayer-coated Pt and the approach is highly functional for use and characterization of monolayer coatings of widely used sensingor catalytic layers.

    List of papers
    1. Single-step synthesis process of Ti3SiC2 ohmic contacts on 4H-SiC by sputter-deposition of Ti
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Single-step synthesis process of Ti3SiC2 ohmic contacts on 4H-SiC by sputter-deposition of Ti
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    2015 (English)In: Scripta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6462, E-ISSN 1872-8456, Vol. 99, p. 53-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We report a single-step procedure for growth of ohmic Ti3SiC2 on 4H-SiC by sputter-deposition of Ti at 960 °C, based on the Ti–SiC solid-state reaction during deposition. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy show the growth of interfacial Ti3SiC2. The as-deposited contacts are ohmic, in contrast to multistep processes with deposition followed by rapid thermal annealing. This procedure also offers the possibility of direct synthesis of oxygen-barrier capping layers before exposure to air, potentially improving contact stability in high-temperature and high-power devices.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2015
    Keywords
    Silicon carbide, MAX phase, Physical vapor deposition, High temperature
    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113760 (URN)10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.11.025 (DOI)000348881100014 ()
    Note

    We acknowledge the support from the VINN Excellence Center in research and innovation on Functional Nanoscale Materials (FunMat) by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems. P.E and J.L. also acknowledge support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research through the Future Research Leaders 5 program and the Synergy Grant FUNCASE, Functional Carbides and Advanced Surface Engineering. In addition, we thank Dr. Hans Hogberg, Dr. Arni Sigurdur Ingason and Dr. Fredrik Eriksson for discussions and help with experiments.

    Available from: 2015-01-30 Created: 2015-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
    2. Dirac points with giant spin-orbit splitting in the electronic structure of two-dimensional transition-metal carbides
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    2015 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 92, no 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We investigated the structural and electrical properties of 2D MXene sheets by means of firstprinciples density functional theory (DFT) calculations. To describe the Kohn-Sham states, plane wave basis set and projector augmented wave method (PAW) were used as implemented in the Vienna ab initio Simulation Package (VASP). We applied PBE parameterization of the generalized gradient approximation of the exchange and correlation energy functional to account for many-body effects of the interacting electron system. Convergent sampling of the Brillouin-zone was achieved by a Γ-centered 15×15×1 grid. In order to model a single sheet of MXene we ensured at least 30 Å vacuum between the periodically repeated sheets. For the structural optimization 1×10−3 eV/Å force criteria was used. The relativistic spin-orbit coupling effects were also included in our simulations regarding band structure and density of states.

    Keywords
    Cone-point, MAX phase, MXene, Dirac fermion, Spin-orbit coupling
    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113761 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.92.155142 (DOI)000363512700002 ()
    Available from: 2015-05-01 Created: 2015-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
  • 44.
    Faxälv, Olle
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
    Nyström, Olof
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
    Biomass Briquettes in Malawi2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Malawi 2.5 % of the forest disappears each year. The use of firewood and charcoal, deriving from forest resources,

    accounts for about 99 % of the household energy demand in Malawi and is a cause to the deforestation. The Government of

    Malawi recently launched a programme called Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources Programme (PAESP) with the aim

    to reduce the use of firewood and charcoal. One of the fuels included in the programme is the biomass briquette. The aim

    with this study is to evaluate the viability of biomass briquettes as a sustainable alternative energy source to firewood and

    charcoal for households in Malawi.

    Research for the study was carried out during three months in Malawi. Visits were made to a number of briquette

    production sites to study the manufacturing methods and to collect briquette samples. The briquettes were tested using

    various methods and then compared with results for firewood and charcoal.

    At the moment various production methods are used in Malawi, with a high difference in technical complexity and cost.

    Machines produced from wood using very basic mechanics can apply similar pressure as more advanced metal pressers.

    They also seem to be better suited than those made of metal, in terms of price and availability.

    The majority of the briquette producers in Malawi use waste paper as base material. Although the paper briquettes are good,

    other raw materials will be needed if the production is supposed to be significantly increased.

    The briquettes burn well using the most common stoves in Malawi, including the commonly used charcoal stove. While

    firewood is cheaper to use than other available fuels, the briquettes seem to be able to compete with the fuel costs for

    charcoal.

  • 45.
    Gabrielsson, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Simon, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Biocompatible Circuits for Human–Machine Interfacing2017In: Green Materials for Electronics / [ed] Mihai Irimia-Vladu, Eric D. Głowacki, Niyazi Sariciftci, Siegfried Bauer, Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2017, p. 91-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Conventional electronic devices have evolved from the first transistors introduced in the 1940s to integrated circuits and today's modern (CMOS) computer chips fabricated on silicon wafers using photolithography. This chapter reviews such iontronic devices for signal translation and their application in bioelectronics. It begins with a brief description of the ion transport mechanisms that lay the conceptual groundwork for this type of iontronic devices. The chapter presents various iontronic devices aimed at bioelectronic applications. It outlines the future possible developments of iontronics for human-machine interfacing. The physical interface between electronic devices and biological tissues is of particular interest, as this interface bridges the gap between artificial, humanmade technologies and biological "circuits". Ion-conducting diodes and transistors can be used to build circuits for modulation of ion flow, with the possibility of mimicking the dynamic and nonlinear processes occurring in the body.

  • 46.
    Geite, Patrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanostructured Materials.
    Medical Implant Applications of Mesoporous Silica Films2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A literature review of medical implant applications of mesoporous silica films was written, highlighting the advantages and limitations of different film synthesis methods. Both films synthesized through the EISA sol-gel method and particulate films, including those synthesized through the direct growth method, were reviewed and discussed. All films were found to have their strengths and weaknesses, however, the films synthesized through the direct growth method was found to be the most promising type for coating implants. In addition to the literature review, copper-doped mesoporous silica films were synthesized on titanium grade 2 substrates. SEM shows that particles grown on all the films and EDX elemental analysis confirms the presence of copper in the material. Nitrogen physisorption measurements show that particles with incorporated copper have a higher specific surface area, and pore volume compared to un-doped particles. No copper content could be confirmed through FTIR. The particles grown on titanium substrates were more rod-like compared to the ones grown on the silicon substrates as control.

  • 47.
    Gervacio-Arciniega, J. J.
    et al.
    University of Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico.
    Flores-Ruiz, F. J.
    University of Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico.
    Diliegros-Godines, C. J.
    University of Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico.
    Broitman, Esteban
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Enriquez-Flores, C. I.
    CINVESTAV, Mexico.
    Espinoza-Beltran, F. J.
    CINVESTAV, Mexico.
    Siqueiros, J.
    University of Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico.
    Cruz, M. P.
    University of Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico.
    Nanofrictional behavior of amorphous, polycrystalline and textured Y-Cr-O films2016In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 378, p. 157-162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Differences in friction coefficients (mu) of ferroelectric YCrO3, textured and polycrystalline films, and non-ferroelectric Y-Cr-O films are analyzed. The friction coefficient was evaluated by atomic force microscopy using a simple quantitative procedure where the dependence of friction force with the applied load is obtained in only one topographical image. A simple code was developed with the MATLAB (R) software to analyze the experimental data. The code includes a correction of the hysteresis in the forward and backward scanning directions. The quantification of load exerted on the sample surface was obtained by finite element analysis of the AFM cantilever starting from its experimental dynamic information. The results show that the ferroelectric YCrO3 film deposited on a Pt(150 nm)/TiO2(30 nm)/SiO2/Si (100) substrate is polycrystalline and has a lower friction coefficient than the deposited on SrTiO3 (110), which is highly textured. From a viewpoint of industrial application in ferroelectric memories, where the writing process is electrical or mechanically achieved by sliding AFM tips on the sample, polycrystalline YCrO3 films seem to be the best candidates due to their lower mu, (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 48.
    Gharavi, Mohammad Amin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nitride Thin Films for Thermoelectric Applications: Synthesis, Characterization and Theoretical Predictions2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermoelectrics is the reversible process which transforms a temperature gradient across a material into an external voltage through a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect. This has resulted in niche applications such as solid-state cooling for electronic and optoelectronic devices which exclude the need for a coolant or any moving parts and long-lasting, maintenance-free radioisotope thermoelectric generators used for deep-space exploration. However, the high price and low efficiency of thermoelectric generators have prompted scientists to search for new materials and/or methods to improve the efficiency of the already existing ones. Thermoelectric efficiency is governed by the dimensionless figure of merit 𝑧𝑇, which depends on the electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient value of the material and has rarely surpassed unity.

    In order to address these issues, research conducted on early transition metal nitrides spearheaded by cubic scandium nitride (ScN) thin films showed promising results with high power factors close to 3000 μWm−1K−2 at 500 °C. In this thesis, rock-salt cubic chromium nitride (CrN) deposited in the form of thin films by reactive magnetron sputtering was chosen for its large Seebeck coefficient of approximately -200 μV/K and low thermal conductivity between 2 and 4 Wm−1K−1. The results show that CrN in single crystal form has a low electrical resistivity below 1 mΩcm, a Seebeck coefficient value of -230 μV/K and a power factor close to 5000 μWm−1K−2 at room temperature. These promising results could lead to CrN based thermoelectric modules which are cheaper and more stable compared to traditional thermoelectric material such as bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) and lead telluride (PbTe).

    In addition, the project resulting this thesis was prompted to investigate prospective ternary nitrides equivalent to ScN with (hopefully) better thermoelectric properties. Scandium nitride has a relatively high thermal conductivity value (close to 10 Wm−1K−1), resulting in a low 𝑧𝑇. A hypothetical ternary equivalent to ScN may have a similar electronic band structure and large power factor, but with a lower thermal conductivity value leading to better thermoelectric properties. Thus the elements magnesium, titanium, zirconium and hafnium were chosen for this purpose. DFT calculations were used to simulate TiMgN2, ZrMgN2 and HfMgN2. The results show the MeMgN2 stoichiometry to be stable, with two rivaling crystal structures: trigonal NaCrS2 and monoclinic LiUN2.

  • 49.
    Gogova, D.
    et al.
    Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Max-Born-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany; Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Blvd. Tzarigradsko shose 72, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria.
    Siche, D.
    Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Max-Born-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
    Kwasniewski, A.
    Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Max-Born-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
    Schmidbauer, M.
    Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Max-Born-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
    Fornari, R.
    Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Max-Born-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
    Hemmingsson, Carl
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Yakimova, Rositsa
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Blvd. Tzarigradsko shose 72, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria.
    Monemar, Bo
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    HVPE GaN substrates: growth and characterization2010In: Physica Status Solidi. C, Current topics in solid state physics, ISSN 1610-1634, E-ISSN 1610-1642, Vol. 7, no 7-8, p. 1756-1759Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    GaN substrates with low dislocation densities were prepared by halide vapor-phase epitaxy (HVPE) on c-plane sapphire and by means of a post-growth laser-induced lift-off or natural stress-induced (self-) separation process. The HVPE growth on InGaN/GaN buffer layers and subsequent self-separation method was seen as advantageous, in comparison with the laser-induced lift-off one, in terms of lower cost and better crystalline quality of the GaN material obtained. (© 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  • 50.
    Grandin, Ville
    Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
    Simulating the G-forces of a rallycross track2007Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to design a motion simulator for a rallycross racing environment. The focus on the design is how to mechanically create the G-forces and to model them. After that is done the visually seen motion has to be electronically implemented into the motion simulator, creating as realistic as possible an experience for the driver. A program called Aprot is written in National Instruments Labview to handle the communication between the software simulator and hardware signals. Alot of focus is paid on how to represent the much larger G-forces that are experienced on a real track in the limited capacity that a motion simulator allows. For this purpose several formulas are proposed, all of which have their benefits. The simulation environment used is Racer, a well documented racing simulation that is still in development by the creator Ruud van Gaal. Aprot continuously reads specific data from a file in Racer and uses the formulas to form them into reference values for mechanics. Aprot also has a PID-controller, so that the piston positioning can be optimized.

    The original plan of this master thesis was to use Aprot on a full-scale pneumatic or hydraulic prototype. However, due to time and money constraints, this was not done, leaving this work as a theoretical base on which to build upon.

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