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Measurement of mechanical properties of thin films and nanostructured materials at high spatial resolution

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The development of nanostructured materials and coatings has driven the development of indentation-based assessment techniques which aim to generate useful mechanical property information. This paper introduces an approach to determine the limits for which direct measurement of these properties are possible and highlights the importance of modelling if reliable data is to be obtained from very thin coatings (<200nm) and fine grained materials.

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Author(s): Bull SJ

Editor(s): Chandra, T; Tsuzaki, K; Militzer, M; Ravindran, C

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: THERMEC 2006: 5th International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 3534-3539

ISSN: 0255-5476 (print) 1422-6375 (online)

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.4028/

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Series Title: Materials Science Forum

ISBN: 0878494286