Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 1671–1674 | Cite as

Nanoindentation and strain characteristics of nanostructured boride/nitride films

  • R. A. Andrievskii
  • G. V. Kalinnikov
  • N. Hellgren
  • P. Sandstrom
  • D. V. Shtanskii
Defects, Dislocations, and Physics of Strength


The hardness, elastic modulus, and elastic recovery of nanostructured boride/nitride films 1–2 µm thick have been investigated by the nanoindentation technique under the maximum loads over a wide range (from 5 to 100 mN). It is demonstrated that only the hardness parameters remain constant at small loads (5–30 mN). The data obtained are discussed and compared with the parameters determined by other methods.


Spectroscopy State Physics Elastic Modulus Maximum Load Elastic Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Andrievskii
    • 1
  • G. V. Kalinnikov
    • 1
  • N. Hellgren
    • 2
  • P. Sandstrom
    • 2
  • D. V. Shtanskii
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Problems in Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Noginskii raion, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Thin Films Division, Department of PhysicsLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  3. 3.State Scientific CenterBardin Central Research Institute of Ferrous MetallurgyMoscowRussia

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