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Indentation Testing of Thin Films and Hard Materials

  • Carl J. McHargue
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 266)

Abstract

Indentation testing techniques can provide important information about the near-surface mechanical and deformation properties of solids. Properly executed and interpreted, such techniques can provide information regarding hardness, elastic modulus, compressive yield strength (for metals), fracture toughness (in ceramics) and residual stresses (in ceramics). However, the apparent simplicity of the test procedures often belie the difficulties of obtaining quantitative information on specific properties of interest.

Keywords

Displacement Discontinuity Indentation Size Effect Copper Single Crystal Indenter Displacement Plastic Displacement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl J. McHargue
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  1. 1.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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