Applications of Nanoindentation Techniques in the Field of Surface Coatings
As new engineering coatings get ever thinner and more technologically advanced, there is an increasing demand for accurate assessment of the mechanical properties of thin films. The rapidly expanding field of depth-sensing evaluation and techniques related provides a quantitative method for mapping the micro/nano mechanical properties. A new type of nano test system was introduced, the technology principle and the data analysis method were described. It was used to test the performance of brush-plated nanocomposite coatings, supersonic plasma-sprayed coatings and self-repairing microcapsule for corrosion-proof coatings, including the distribution of mechanical properties across the surface and the section and nanoindentation creep. The results show that nanoindentation techniques play an incomparable role in charactering the performance of surface coatings.
M.K. Lei, X.P. Zhu, K.W. Xu and B.S. Xu
H. M. Wang et al., "Applications of Nanoindentation Techniques in the Field of Surface Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 373-374, pp. 802-805, 2008