A Simple Method for Adhesion Measurements

  • S. S. Chiang
  • D. B. Marshall
  • A. G. Evans
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 14)


An indentation method for determining the adhesion of interfaces between thin films and substrates has been developed. The method provides a quantitative measure of the interface fracture resistance and has the advantage of simplicity and reproducibility The method has been demonstrated for a range of ZnO/Si systems and the adherence has been correlated with acoustic properties.


Fracture Toughness Plastic Zone Radial Crack Adhesion Measurement Lateral Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Chiang
    • 1
  • D. B. Marshall
    • 1
  • A. G. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Mineral EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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