Other Techniques in Nanoindentation

  • Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Nanoindentation has proven to be a very versatile method of mechanical testing. It is often considered to be non-destructive in the sense that the indentations are in general, too small to be visible to the naked eye and, for the most part, the test does not impair the structural integrity of the specimen. Compared to the previous chapters, we now turn to a discussion of various unusual and advanced methods of testing that illustrate the versatility of the method.


Fracture Toughness Acoustic Emission Plastic Zone Acoustic Emission Signal Bulk Metallic Glass 


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  • Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps
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  1. 1.CSIROLindfieldAustralia

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