Mechanical Properties Testing of Diamond and Diamond-Like Films by Ultra-Low Load Indentation

  • Michael E. O’Hern
  • Carl J. McHargue
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 266)


Potential applications of diamond-Like and diamond films are currently driving a concerted effort in the research and development community to further develop the deposition techniques by which the films are grown. Deposition parameters such as temperature, pressure, feed stock composition and flow rate can reasonably be expected to alter the properties of the resultant films.


Diamond Film Elastic Recovery Natural Diamond Indentation Hardness Single Crystal Diamond 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. O’Hern
    • 1
  • Carl J. McHargue
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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