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Influence of Abrasive Shape on the Abrasion and Phase Transformation of Monocrystalline Silicon

Version 1 : Received: 22 December 2017 / Approved: 25 December 2017 / Online: 25 December 2017 (07:31:45 CET)

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Shi, J.; Wei, X.; Chen, J.; Sun, K.; Fang, L. Influence of Abrasive Shape on the Abrasion and Phase Transformation of Monocrystalline Silicon. Crystals 2018, 8, 32. Shi, J.; Wei, X.; Chen, J.; Sun, K.; Fang, L. Influence of Abrasive Shape on the Abrasion and Phase Transformation of Monocrystalline Silicon. Crystals 2018, 8, 32.

Journal reference: Crystals 2018, 8, 32
DOI: 10.3390/cryst8010032

Abstract

Effect of abrasive shape on the three-body abrasion behaviors of monocrystalline silicon was investigated by Molecular dynamics modelling. The axial ratio of abrasive particle was varied from 1.00, i.e., a complete sphere, to 0.40 to mimic abrasive shape. The particle’s movement turns toward sliding from rolling when the axial ratio becomes less than a critical value 0.46. In the abrasion process, the friction force and normal force showed an approximately sinusoid-like fluctuation for the rolling ellipsoidal particles, while the front cutting of particle caused that friction force increased and became larger than normal force for sliding particles. The phase transformation process was tracked under different particle’ movement patterns. The Si-II and Bct5 phase producing in loading process can partially transform to Si-III/Si-XII phase and backtrack to original crystal silicon under pressure release, which also occurred in the abrasion process. The secondary phase transformation showed difference for particles’ rolling and sliding movements after three-body abrasion. The rolling of particle induced the periodical and inhomogeneous deformation of substrates, while the sliding benefited producing high-quality surface in CMP process. This study aiming to construct more precise model to understand the wear mechanism benefits evaluating the MEMS wear and CMP process of crystal materials.

Subject Areas

three-body abrasion; phase transformation; monocrystalline silicon; abrasive shape; molecular dynamics

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