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Nanoindentation in Materials Science

Edited by Jiri Nemecek

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Nanotechnologies have already attracted massive interest in multiple fields of science and industry. In the past decades, we have witnessed the progress in micro-level experimental techniques that revolutionize the material science. Designing new materials based on the knowledge of mechanics of their building blocks and microstructure manipulations at nanometer scale have become a reality. Nanoindentation, as a leading micro-level mechanical testing technique, has attracted wide attention in numerous research fields and applications. Nowadays, an extensive variety of testing areas ranging from classical thin coatings in machinery engineering, electronics and composites to far fields of civil engineering, biomechanics, implantology or even agriculture can be covered with this universal testing tool. The book aims to be a walk through achievements in some of the distant fields and to give a brief overview of the current frontiers in nanoindentation. Although it is not possible to cover the whole width of the possible themes in one book, it is believed that the reader will benefit from the topics variety and the book will serve as a useful source of literature references.

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Nanoindentation in Materials ScienceEdited by Jiri Nemecek

Published: October 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2829

ISBN: 978-953-51-0802-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6252-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

39920 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

83 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. First-Principles Quantum Simulations

By Qing Peng


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2. Effect of the Spherical Indenter Tip Assumption on the Initial Plastic Yield Stress

By Li Ma, Lyle Levine, Ron Dixson, Douglas Smith and David Bahr


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3. Uncertainties and Errors in Nanoindentation

By Jaroslav Menčík


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4. Nanoindentation Based Analysis of Heterogeneous Structural Materials

By Jiří Němeček


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5. Application of Nanoindentation Technique in Martensitic Structures

By L. Zhang, T. Ohmura and K. Tsuzaki


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6. Indentation and Fracture of Hybrid Sol-Gel Silica Films

By Bruno A. Latella, Michael V. Swain and Michel Ignat


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7. Nanoindentation as a Tool to Clarify the Mechanism Causing Variable Stiffness of a Silane Layer on Diamond

By Ksenia Shcherbakova, Akiko Hatakeyama, Yosuke Amemiya and Nobuo Shimamoto


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8. Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Plasma Deposited a-C:H:Si:O Films

By Bruno B. Lopes, Rita C.C. Rangel, César A. Antonio, Steven F. Durrant, Nilson C. Cruz, Elidiane C. Rangel


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9. Characterization of Microdevices by Nanoindentation

By Mamadou Diobet Diop


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10. Mechanical Characterization of Black Diamond (Low-k) Structures for 3D Integrated Circuit and Packaging Applications

By Vasarla Nagendra Sekhar


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11. Nanoindentation of Human Trabecular Bone – Tissue Mechanical Properties Compared to Standard Engineering Test Methods

By Ondřej Jiroušek


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12. Design, Analysis and Experiments of a Novel in situ SEM Indentation Device

By Hongwei Zhao, Hu Huang, Zunqiang Fan, Zhaojun Yang and Zhichao Ma


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