Experimental Analysis of the Elastic–Plastic Transition During Nanoindentation of Single Crystal Alpha‐Silicon Nitride
The elastic‐to‐plastic transition in single crystal α‐silicon nitride was experimentally characterized through a series of nanoindentation experiments using a spherical indenter. The experimental results provide a quantitative description of the critical shear strengths for the transition, as well as estimates of the shear modulus and nanohardness of the material.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2012