Surface Effect for Different Types of Materials in Nanoindentation


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This paper studies surface effects on the depth-dependent hardness and proposes a novel method to estimate the apparent surface stress from nanoindentation tests. Good agreement is found between the theoretical predictions and experimental data of the depth-dependent hardness, thereby indicating that the apparent surface stress plays an important role in the depth-dependent hardness for various types of materials, such as metals, ceramics, and polymers.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 261-263)

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Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka




W. H. Xu and T. Y. Zhang, "Surface Effect for Different Types of Materials in Nanoindentation", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1587-1592, 2004

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April 2004




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