Nanomechanical quantification of elastic, plastic, and fracture properties of LiCoO2

Qu, M.*, Woodford, W.H.*, Maloney, J.M., Carter, W.C., Chiang, Y-M., Van Vliet, K.J., “Nanomechanical quantification of elastic, plastic, and fracture properties of LiCoO2,” Advanced Energy Materials, 2012 (in press).
*indicates co-first authors

KIc as a function of grain orientation, measured by electron backscattering diffraction and quantified by a grain misorientation metric discussed in the text. No statistically significant correlation was identified between fracture toughness and grain orientation. The inset images are the area diffraction patterns used to index the crystallographic orientation of the corresponding grain.