Reducing uncertainties in nanoindentation

J. D. Ellis, S. T. Smith, R. J. Hocken

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Abstract

The measurement of material properties on the nanoscale has becoming increasing important as component size decreases. Nanoindentation is a particularly versatile method to measure mechanical properties on this scale. Because of the size of the indent, it is most commonly assessed by measuring the depth of indent and deriving properties from an assumed knowledge of the indenter geometry. The frame distortion of the instrument itself during measurement has shown to contribute significant errors in reporting the proper depth of indent. A novel nanoindentation methodology is presented here where the effects of frame distortions are reduced by 15% to 75%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007
EditorsE. Thornett
Publishereuspen
Pages274-277
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0955308224, 9780955308222
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: May 20 2007May 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007
Volume1

Conference

Conference7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007
CountryGermany
CityBremen
Period5/20/075/24/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Ellis, J. D., Smith, S. T., & Hocken, R. J. (2007). Reducing uncertainties in nanoindentation. In E. Thornett (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007 (pp. 274-277). (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2007; Vol. 1). euspen.