STP283: Mechanical Properties of Semiconductors

    Hobstetter, J. N.
    Professor of Metallurgy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1961


    Significant interest in the mechanical properties of semiconductor materials dates from about 1952 when Gallagher (1)2 first demonstrated that the supposedly brittle substance germanium becomes plastic at sufficiently elevated temperatures. Almost all we know about the mechanical behavior of this and similar materials has been learned in the intervening eight years so the whole subject falls well within the scope of a symposium on “Recent Progress in Materials Science.”

    Paper ID: STP45055S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP45055S

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