Fracture toughness of YBa2Cu3O6+δ single crystals: Anisotropy and twinning effects

Raynes, A. S.; Freiman, S. W.; Gayle, F. W.; Kaiser, D. L.
November 1991
Journal of Applied Physics;11/15/1991, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p5254
Academic Journal
Presents a study which determined hardness and fracture toughness in twinned and detwinned single crystals of YBa[sub2]Cu[sub3]O[sub6+δ] (YBCO). Average hardness value of the single crystals used in the study; Impact of twin boundaries on YBCO; Potential technical applications of YBCO.


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