The strength of moissanite

  title={The strength of moissanite},
  author={Jianzhong Zhang and Liping Wang and D J Weidner and Takeyuki Uchida and Ji‐an Xu},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  pages={1005 - 1008}
Abstract The yield strength of moissanite was investigated at pressures up to 18.3 GPa and temperatures up to 1200 °C by analyzing the peak shapes of diffraction lines from a powder sample. At room temperature, the moissanite crystal behaves elastically with increasing pressure up to 13.7 GPa. At higher pressures applied, the sample is yielded; the yield strength of moissanite is determined to be 13.6 GPa. Upon heating at 18.3 GPa, significant stress relaxation is observed at temperatures above… 

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