Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.3260
Publisher DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb6063
Title: Defects and plasticity in ultrastrong supercrystalline nanocomposites
Language: English
Authors: Giuntini, Diletta 
Zhao, Shiteng 
Krekeler, Tobias 
Li, Mingjing 
Blankenburg, Malte 
Bor, Büsra 
Schaan, Gunnar 
Domènech Garcia, Berta 
Müller, Martin 
Scheider, Ingo 
Ritter, Martin  
Schneider, Gerold A. 
Issue Date: 6-Jan-2021
Source: Science Advances 2 (7): eabb6063 (2021-01-06)
Journal: Science advances 
Abstract (english): 
Supercrystalline nanocomposites are nanoarchitected materials with a growing range of applications but unexplored in their structural behavior. They typically consist of organically functionalized inorganic nanoparticles arranged into periodic structures analogous to crystalline lattices, including superlattice imperfections induced by processing or mechanical loading. Although featuring a variety of promising functional properties, their lack of mechanical robustness and unknown deformation mechanisms hamper their implementation into devices. We show that supercrystalline materials react to indentation with the same deformation patterns encountered in single crystals. Supercrystals accommodate plastic deformation in the form of pile-ups, dislocations, and slip bands. These phenomena occur, at least partially, also after cross-linking of the organic ligands, which leads to a multifold strengthening of the nanocomposites. The classic shear theories of crystalline materials are found to describe well the behavior of supercrystalline nanocomposites, which result to feature an elastoplastic behavior, accompanied by compaction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/8494
DOI: 10.15480/882.3260
ISSN: 2375-2548
Institute: Keramische Hochleistungswerkstoffe M-9 
Betriebseinheit Elektronenmikroskopie M-26 
Document Type: Article
More Funding information: We acknowledge financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), project number 192346071-SFB 986. D.G. acknowledges the support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. B.B. acknowledges the support from the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey.
Project: SFB 986: Teilprojekt A6 - Herstellung und Charakterisierung hierarchischer, multi-funktionaler Keramik/Metall-Polymer Materialsysteme 
License: CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial) CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
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