Debonding and fracture of ceramic islands on polymer substrates
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CitationVlassak, Joost, Jeong-Yun Sun, Nanshu Lu, Juil Yoon, Kyu-Hwan Oh, Zhigang Suo. "Debonding and fracture of ceramic islands on polymer substrates." Journal of Applied Physics 111, no. 1 (2012): 013517. DOI: 10.1063/1.3673805
AbstractWe perform in-situ uniaxial tensile tests on polyimide substrates with patterned ceramic islands. The islands fail by either channel cracking or debonding from the substrate, depending on island size and thickness. To understand why different failure modes occur, we have analyzed the fracture and debonding of stiff islands on deformable substrates. Using finite element simulations, we find that the maximum tensile strain in the islands increases with island size, but decreases with island thickness. The maximum energy release rate for island=substrate debonding, in contrast, increases with both island size and thickness. Assuming that the islands do not fracture if the maximum tensile strain in the islands is lower than a critical value and that no debonding occurs if the maximum energy release rate is smaller than the interfacial toughness, the critical substrate strains for island fracture and debonding can be calculated. If the islands are thick and small, the critical debonding strain is small, and the islands fail by debonding. If the islands are large and thin, the critical fracture strain is small, and the islands fail by channel cracking. When the two critical strains are similar, debonding and cracking are expected to co-exist. Experimental observations confirm these findings.
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