A New Approach in Testing and Evaluating Micro-Cracking Performance of Electroplated Diamond Film (EDF)
Many efforts have been directed to the micro structure and performance evaluation of Electroplated Diamond Film. The indentation method has become extensively utilized in the evaluation of materials’ mechanical. Nano indentation devices, such as MTS-XP, are very useful, but on the other hand, are not affordable for many research institutions. This paper presents an effective and economic method for testing and evaluating micro-cracking performance of Electroplated Diamond Film on Instron 5848 MicroTester by considering the relative hardness values, and the need to evaluate the maximum strength for brittle materials in practical applications. The design of the test system, the evaluation methods, the test results, and the discussions are presented.
Y. Wu et al., "A New Approach in Testing and Evaluating Micro-Cracking Performance of Electroplated Diamond Film (EDF)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 860-865, 2011